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Title: Compensated amorphous silicon solar cell

Abstract

An amorphous silicon solar cell including an electrically conductive substrate, a layer of glow discharge deposited hydrogenated amorphous silicon over said substrate and having regions of differing conductivity with at least one region of intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon. The layer of hydrogenated amorphous silicon has opposed first and second major surfaces where the first major surface contacts the electrically conductive substrate and an electrode for electrically contacting the second major surface. The intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon region is deposited in a glow discharge with an atmosphere which includes not less than about 0.02 atom percent mono-atomic boron. An improved N.I.P. solar cell is disclosed using a BF.sub.3 doped intrinsic layer.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (629 S. Humphrey Ave., Oak Park, IL 60304)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864732
Patent Number(s):
US 4409424
Assignee:
Devaud, Genevieve (629 S. Humphrey Ave., Oak Park, IL 60304) NREL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
compensated; amorphous; silicon; solar; cell; including; electrically; conductive; substrate; layer; glow; discharge; deposited; hydrogenated; regions; differing; conductivity; region; intrinsic; opposed; major; surfaces; surface; contacts; electrode; contacting; atmosphere; 02; atom; percent; mono-atomic; boron; improved; disclosed; bf; doped; major surfaces; atom percent; intrinsic layer; cell including; conductive substrate; amorphous silicon; solar cell; electrically conductive; hydrogenated amorphous; glow discharge; silicon solar; major surface; surface contact; surface contacts; intrinsic hydrogenated; charge deposited; silicon region; compensated amorphous; /136/257/

Citation Formats

Devaud, Genevieve. Compensated amorphous silicon solar cell. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Devaud, Genevieve. Compensated amorphous silicon solar cell. United States.
Devaud, Genevieve. Sat . "Compensated amorphous silicon solar cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864732.
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title = {Compensated amorphous silicon solar cell},
author = {Devaud, Genevieve},
abstractNote = {An amorphous silicon solar cell including an electrically conductive substrate, a layer of glow discharge deposited hydrogenated amorphous silicon over said substrate and having regions of differing conductivity with at least one region of intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon. The layer of hydrogenated amorphous silicon has opposed first and second major surfaces where the first major surface contacts the electrically conductive substrate and an electrode for electrically contacting the second major surface. The intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon region is deposited in a glow discharge with an atmosphere which includes not less than about 0.02 atom percent mono-atomic boron. An improved N.I.P. solar cell is disclosed using a BF.sub.3 doped intrinsic layer.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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