Effects of Light Soaking Conditions on Thin Film Silicon:Hydrogen Alloy Solar Cells

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Variation of environmental conditions during light soaking of thin film silicon:hydrogen alloy (TFS) solar cells can have measurable effect on durability. Such sensitivity must be considered in optimizing processes for maximizing long-term performance. This paper will describe the effects of operating temperature, light intensity, operating bias, and duration of light soaking on the stability of TFS p-i-n solar cells.

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Willett, D.R., Tanner, D.P. & McHenry, G. Effects of Light Soaking Conditions on Thin Film Silicon:Hydrogen Alloy Solar Cells. MRS Online Proceedings Library 70, 599–604 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-70-599

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