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Spring 2009 Logo2009 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit



April 13-17, 2009
| San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Paul R. Besser, Peter Fratzl, Nicola Spaldin, Terry M. Tritt

Symposium A : Amorphous and Polycrystalline Thin-Film Silicon Science and Technology

2009-04-14   Show All Abstracts
A1: Large Area and Flexible Processing
Session Chairs
Andrew Flewitt
Tuesday AM, April 14, 2009
Room 2004 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - **A1.1
Large Area PECVD Technology for TFT-LCD and Thin Film Solar Application.

Soo Young Choi 1
1 , AKT, Applied Materials, Santa Clara, California, United States

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10:00 AM - A1.2
Multilevel-mold Self-aligned Imprint Lithography of Top-gate Amorphous Silicon Thin-film Transistors.

Elisabeth Lausecker 1 2 , Yifei Huang 1 , Sigurd Wagner 1 , James Sturm 1
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 2 Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, University of Linz, Linz Austria

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10:15 AM - A1.3
Thin Film Transistors with Sol-Gel derived Organosiloxane Based Binary oxides as Gate Insulator

Jae-seok Heo 1 , Jaehyun Kim 1 , Soon Young Min 1 , Jaeyeal Kim 1 , Changdong Kim 1 , In Byeong Kang 1 , In-Jae Chung 1
1 , LG Display R&D Center, Paju-si Korea (the Republic of)

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10:30 AM - A1.4
Cyclohexasilane (Si6H12) as a Precursor to Silicon Based Ring Oscillators Built With Collimated Aerosol Beam-Direct Write (CAB-DWTM).

Matt Robinson 1 2 , Justin Hoey 1 2 , Drew Thompson 1 2 , Kevin Mattson 1 , Greg Strommen 1 , Syed Ahmad 1 , John Lovaasen 1 , Iskander Akhatov 1 2 , Alan Kallmeyer 2 , Doug Schulz 1 2
1 , Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 2 , Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Fargo, North Dakota, United States

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10:45 AM - *
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11:15 AM - **A1.5
a-Si:H TFT Backplanes for Displays and Imagers: Material Challenges and Design Solutions

Reza Chaji 1
1 , Ignis Innovation Inc, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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11:45 AM - A1.6
100-Year Low-Gate-Field Half-life of Amorphous-Si Thin-Film Transistors with a Plastic-Compatible Modified Gate Nitride Process.

Bahman Hekmatshoar 1 , Kunigunde Cherenack 1 , Yifei Huang 1 , Sigurd Wagner 1 , James Sturm 1
1 Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) and Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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A4: Defects and Metastability
Session Chairs
Eric Schiff
Tuesday PM, April 14, 2009
Room 2004 (Moscone West)

4:15 PM - **A4.1
Defect Evolution Kinetics in a-Si:H Thin Films during Atomic Hydrogen Irradiation Studied by Evanescent-Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy.

M. van de Sanden 1 , Jie Zheng 2 1 , X. Li 2 , F. Peeters 1 , W. Kessels 1
1 Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven Netherlands, 2 , Peking University, Peking China

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4:45 PM - A4.2
Metastability in a-Si: A High-resolution Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy Study.

Venkat Bommisetty 1 , Pavel Dutta 1 , Sanjoy Paul 1 , David Galipeau 1
1 , SDSU, Brookings, South Dakota, United States

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5:00 PM - A4.3
Amorphous Semiconductors Studied by First-principles Simulations: Structure and Electronic Properties.

K. Jarolimek 1 2 , R. A. de Groot 2 , G. A. de Wijs 2 , M. Zeman 1
1 DIMES, Delft University of Technology, Delft Netherlands, 2 ESM, Radboud University, Nijmegen Netherlands

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5:15 PM - A4.4
Defect Creation in a-Si:H and its Relation to Hydrogen Bonding and Microstructure.

David Bobela 1 , Howard Branz 1 , Guozhen Yue 3 , Baojie Yan 3 , Craig Taylor 2 , Pauls Stradins 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 3 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States, 2 Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States

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5:30 PM - A4.5
Stretched-exponential a-Si:H / c-Si Interface Recombination.

Stefaan De Wolf 1 , Sara Olibet 1 , Christophe Ballif 1
1 IMT, EPFL, Neuchatel Switzerland

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5:45 PM - A4.6
Light Induced Degradation of Nanocrystalline Silicon and Role of Surface States

Niri Mandale 1 , Arman Ahnood 1 , Marius Bauza 1 , Andrei Sazonov 2 , Arokia Nathan 1
1 London Center for Nanotechnology, University College London, London United Kingdom, 2 Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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A5: Poster Session: Crystallization
Session Chairs
Shuichi Uchikoga
Tuesday PM, April 14, 2009
Exhibition Hall (Moscone West)

6:00 PM - A5.1
High Temperature Post-deposition Annealing Studies of Layer-by-layer (LBL) Deposited Hydrogenated Silicon Films.

Boon Tong Goh 1 , Saadah Abdul Rahman 1 , Siti Meriam Ab. Gani 1 , Muhamad Rasat Muhamad 1
1 Department of Physics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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6:00 PM - A5.10
Effect of Amorphous Silicon Microstructure Films on the Grain Size of Solid Phase Crystallized Polycrystalline Silicon Films.

Kashish Sharma 1 , Annalisa Branca 1 , Andrea Illiberi 1 , Maria Creatore 1 , Mcm Sanden 1
1 applied physics, Eindhoven university of technology, Eindhoven Netherlands

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6:00 PM - A5.11
Amorphous Silicon Crystallization by Laser Processing and Thermal Annealing.

Archie Mahan 1 , Matt Dabney 1 , Phil Parilla 1 , Lynn Gedvilas 1 , Robert Reedy 1 , David Ginley 1
1 , NREL, Golden, Colorado, United States

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6:00 PM - A5.2
Crystallization or Amorphization of Self-implanted Si under Additional Defect Incorporation: Diffusion Limited Kinetics.

Zengfeng Di 1 , Yongqiang Wang 1 , Michael Nastasi 1
1 , los alamos national lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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6:00 PM - A5.3
Time-Evolution of the Grain Size Distribution in Random Nucleation and Growth Crystallization Processes.

Andreas Bill 1 , Anthony Teran 1 , Ralf Bergmann 2
1 Physics & Astronomy, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California, United States, 2 , Institute for Applied Beam Technology (BIAS), Bremen Germany

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6:00 PM - A5.4
Polysilicon Films Formed on Metal Sheets by Aluminium Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon

Prathap Pathi 1 , Ozge Tuzun 1 , Abdelilah Slaoui 1
1 InESS, CNRS-ULP, Strasbourg France

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6:00 PM - A5.5
Low-temperature Fabrication of a Crystallized Si Film Deposited on a Glass Substrate using an Yttria-stabilized Zirconia Seed Layer.

Sukreen Hana Herman 1 , Susumu Horita 1
1 School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan

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6:00 PM - A5.6
Uniformity Improvement Through Controlling a Grain Size of Crystallized Si Films Using Rapid Thermal Annealing for Large Area Electronics.

Yongho Yang 1 2 , Kyung Min Ahn 1 , Seung Mo Kang 1 , Byung Tae Ahn 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon Korea (the Republic of), 2 OLED lab, Samsung Electronics co., Yongin, Gyeonggi, Korea (the Republic of)

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6:00 PM - A5.7
Direct Growth of Poly-Si Film Using Aluminum layer by Hot Wire CVD for Thin Film Silicon Solar Cell.

Kyung Min Ahn 1 , Seung Ryul Lee 1 , Seung Mo Kang 1 , Yong Ho Yang 1 , Byung Tae Ahn 1
1 , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon Korea (the Republic of)

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6:00 PM - A5.9
Improving Silicon Crystallinity by Grain Reorientation Annealing.

Katherine Saenger 1 , Joel de Souza 1 , Daniel Inns 1 , Keith Fogel 1 , Devendra Sadana 1
1 T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, United States

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6:00 PM -
A5.8 Transferred to A12.2

A7: Poster Session: Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Shuichi Uchikoga
Tuesday PM, April 14, 2009
Exhibition Hall (Moscone West)

6:00 PM - A7.1
High Efficiency a-Si:H and a-SiGe:H Multi-junction Solar Cells Using MVHF at High Deposition Rate.

Xixiang Xu 1 , Dave Beglau 1 , Guozhen Yue 1 , Baojie Yan 1 , Ken Lord 1 , Arindam Banerjee 1 , Jeff Yang 1 , Subhendu Guha 1 , Peter Hugger 2 , Dave Cohen 2
1 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States, 2 , Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States

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6:00 PM - A7.11
Characterization of Amorphous Silicon Deposited on Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

Justin Nguyen 1 , Jud Ready 1 , Jack Flicker 1 , Kara Evanoff 1
1 Nanotechnology-EOSL, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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6:00 PM - A7.12
Junction Capacitance Study of a-SiGe:H Solar Cells Grown at Several RF and VHF Deposition Rates.

Peter Hugger 1 , Jinwoo Lee 1 , J. David Cohen 1 , Guozhen Yue 2 , Xixiang Xu 2 , Baojie Yan 2 , Jeff Yang 2 , Subhendu Guha 2
1 Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States, 2 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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6:00 PM - A7.13
The Application of Optical Biomimetics and Plasmonics to Thin Film Silicon Photovoltaics.

Darren Bagnall 1 , Tristan Temple 1 , Owain Clark 1 , Stuart Boden 1
1 Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

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6:00 PM - A7.14
Nanosphere Lithography of Nanostructured Metal Films on Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells,

Birol Ozturk 1 , Eric Schiff 1 , Hui Zhao 1 , Subhendu Guha 2 , Baojie Yan 2 , Jeffrey Yang 2
1 Physics Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States, 2 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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6:00 PM - A7.15
Fabrication of Photonic Crystal based Back Reflectors for Light Management and Enhanced Absorption in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells.

Benjamin Curtin 1 , Rana Biswas 1 2 , Vikram Dalal 1
1 Microelectronics Research Center; Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States, 2 Physics & Astronomy; Ames Lab, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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6:00 PM - A7.16
The Effect of Boron Doping Level of a-SiC:H p-layer on a-Si:H p-i-n Solar Cell.

Seung-Hee Kuk 1 , Dong-Won Kang 1 , Sang-Geun Park 1 , Seung-Yoon Lee 2 , Kun Ho Ahn 2 , Seh-Won Ahn 2 , Heon-Min Lee 2 , Min-Koo Han 1
1 School of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 Solar Energy Group, LGE Advanced Research Institute, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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6:00 PM - A7.17
Passivation of Silicon Surfaces Using Atomic Layer Deposited Metal Oxides.

Jun Wang 1 , Mariyappan Shanmugam 1 , Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi 1 , Siva Sivoththaman 2 , Rohen Samadzadeh 2
1 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, United States, 2 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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6:00 PM - A7.19
Highly Transparent and High Haze ZnO:Al Films Fabricated by Controlling Oxygen Flow for Front TCO of a-Si:H and mc-Si:H Solar Cells

Dong-Won Kang 1 , Kwang-Sun Ji 2 , Seung-Hee Kuk 1 , Sang-Geun Park 1 , Young-Ju Eo 2 , Seh-Won Ahn 2 , Heon-Min Lee 2 , Min-Koo Han 1
1 , Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 , SE group, LGE Advanced Research, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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6:00 PM - A7.2
A Study on Silicon Oxide Anti-reflection Films for Silicon Solar Cells.

Hayato Kohata 1 , Yoji Saito 2
1 Electron Device, Seikei University, Musasino, Tokyo, Japan, 2 Electrical and Mechanical Eng., Seikei University, Musasino, Tokyo, Japan

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6:00 PM - A7.20
Optics in Nanotextured Thin-film Silicon Solar Cells for Superstrate and Substrate Configurations.

Rahul Dewan 1 , Darin Madzharov 1 , Andrey Raykov 1 , Dietmar Knipp 1
1 School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen Germany

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6:00 PM - A7.21
Controlling Structural Evolution by VHF Power Profiling Technique for High-efficiency Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells at High Deposition Rate.

Guofu Hou 1 , Xiaoyan Han 1 , Guijun Li 1 , Zhihua Dai 1 , Changchun Wei 1 , Ying Zhao 1 , Xinhua Geng 1
1 Institute of Photoelectronics, Nankai University, Tianjin, Tianjin, China

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6:00 PM - A7.3
Improvement of Quantum Efficiency of Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells by Using Nanoporous PMMA Antireflection Coating

Liang Fang 1 , Jong-san Im 1 , Koeng Su Lim 1
1 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon Korea (the Republic of)

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6:00 PM - A7.4
Improving the Built-in Potential of p-i-n Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells.

Domenico Caputo 1 , Giampiero de Cesare 1 , Mario Tucci 2
1 Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Sapienza , Rome Italy, 2 , ENEA Casaccia Research Center, Rome Italy

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6:00 PM - A7.5
Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon (a-Si:H) Based Solar Cells: Optimization Formalism and Numerical Algorithm.

Anatoli Shkrebtii 1 , Yuriy Kryuchenko 2 1 , Igor Sokolovskyi 1 2 , Anatoliy Sachenko 2 , Franco Gaspari 1 , Anna Kazakevitch 1
1 Faculty of Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 2 , V. Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Kiev Ukraine

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6:00 PM - A7.6
Development of Wide Bandgap p-type Microcrystalline Silicon Oxide using a Mixed of B2H6+TMB Mixed Gas.

Kobsak Sriprapha 1 , Channarong Piromjit 1 , Nopphadol Sitthaiphol 1 , Apichan Moollakorn 1 , Vichit Sangsuwan 1 , Songkiate Kittisontirak 1 , Porponth Sichanugrist 1
1 SOLARTEC, NSTDA, Pathumthani Thailand

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6:00 PM - A7.7
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Bulk Heterojunctions with Silicon Nanocrystals for Solar Cells.

Roland Dietmueller 1 , Sabrina Niesar 1 , Andre Stegner 1 , Robert Lechner 1 , Rui Pereira 1 , Martin Brandt 1 , Andre Ebbers 2 , Martin Trocha 2 , Hartmut Wiggers 3 , Martin Stutzmann 1
1 Walter Schottky Institut, Technische Universität München, Garching Germany, 2 , Evonik Degussa GmbH, Marl Germany, 3 Institut für Verbrennung und Gasdynamik and CeNIDE, Center for NanoIntegration Duisburg-Essen, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg Germany

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6:00 PM - A7.8
Observation of the Evolution of Etch Features on Polycrystalline ZnO Thin-Films.

Jorj Owen 1 , Juergen Huepkes 1 , Eerke Bunte 1
1 IEF5-Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Germany

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6:00 PM - A7.9
In-situ Observation of High Deposition Rate (9Å/s) Hydrogenated Polymorphous Silicon Cell Degradation Through Variable Illumination Method Measurements.

Erik Johnson 1 , Ka Hyun Kim 1 , Pere Roca i Cabarrocas 1
1 LPICM-CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau France

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6:00 PM -
A7.10 Transferrred to A10.1

2009-04-15   Show All Abstracts
A8: Novel Device Applications
Session Chairs
Arokia Nathan
Wednesday AM, April 15, 2009
Room 2004 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - A8.1
Integration of an Amorphous Silicon MEMS Microresonator with a Spin Valve Sensor for on-chip Magnetic Detection of Mechanical Resonance.

Samadhan Patil 1 , Andre Guedes 1 2 , Susana Cardoso 1 2 , Paulo Freitas 1 2 , Virginia Chu 1 , Joao Conde 1 3
1 , INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias and IN - Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Lisbon Portugal, 2 Dept. of Physics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon Portugal, 3 Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon Portugal

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9:45 AM - **A8.2
Nokia Morph – Future Transformable Mobile Device.

Tapani Ryhanen 1
1 Nokia Research Centre, Eurolab (Cambridge and Lausanne), Cambridge United Kingdom

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10:15 AM - A8.3
Voltage Controlled Amorphous Si/SiC Phototransistors and Photodiodes as Wavelength Selective Devices: Theoretical and Electrical Approaches.

Manuel Vieira 1 3 , Manuela Vieira 1 2 , Miguel Fernandes 1 , Alessandro Fantoni 1 2 , Paula Louro 1 2 , Manuel Barata 1 2
1 DEETC, ISEL, Lisbon Portugal, 3 Traffic , CML, Lisbon Portugal, 2 CTS, UNINOVA, Monte da Caparica Portugal

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10:30 AM - A8.4
Enzymatic Biosensors with Integrated Thin Film a-Si:H Photodiodes.

Ana Pereira 1 2 , Virginia Chu 1 , Duarte M. Prazeres 2 3 , Joao Conde 1 3
1 , INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias and IN- Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , Lisboa Portugal, 2 Centro de Engenharia Biológica e Química, IBB – Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa Portugal, 3 Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa Portugal

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10:45 AM -
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A10: Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Hatoshi Sai
Wednesday PM, April 15, 2009
Room 2004 (Moscone West)

2:30 PM - A10.1
Hybrid Solar Cells from Polymer and Silicon Nanocrystals.

Chin-Yi Liu 1 , Uwe Kortshagen 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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2:45 PM - A10.2
The Influence of Impurities and Defects on the Performance of Thin Film Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Obtained by Aluminium Induced Crystallization and Epitaxy.

Dries Van Gestel 1 , Ivan Gordon 1 , Yu Qui 1 , Srisaran Venkatachalam 1 , Guy Beaucarne 1 , Jef Poortmans 1
1 SOLO/SCT, IMEC, Leuven Belgium

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3:00 PM - A10.3
Photoelectron Spectroscopy Measurements of Valence Band Discontinuities for a-Si:H/c-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells.

Tetsuya Kaneko 1 , Michio Kondo 1 2
1 Innovative and Engineered Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa Japan, 2 the Research Center for Photovoltaics, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Ibaraki Japan

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3:15 PM - A10.4
Device Physics of HIT Solar Cells.

Ana Kanevce 1 2 , Wyatt Metzger 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 Physics Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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3:30 PM - A10.5
High Efficiency Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Silicon Based Multi-junction Solar Cells Deposited at High Rates on Textured Ag/ZnO Back Reflectors.

Guozhen Yue 1 , Laura Sivec 1 , Baojie Yan 1 , Jeffrey Yang 1 , Subhendu Guha 1
1 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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3:45 PM - A10.6
Superlattice Solar Cells.

Vikram Dalal 1
1 Electrical and Computer Engr., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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4:00 PM - *
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2009-04-16   Show All Abstracts
A12: Crystallization
Session Chairs
Jeffrey Yang
Thursday AM, April 16, 2009
Room 2004 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - **A12.1
High Performance n- and p-channel Strained Single Grain Silicon TFTs using Excimer Laser.

Alessandro Baiano 1 , Ryoichi Ishihara 1 , Kees Beenakker 1
1 DIMES - ECTM, TU Delft, Delft Netherlands

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10:00 AM - A12.2
Ultra-high Crystalline-quality Silicon Pillars formed by Millimeter-wave Annealing of Amorphous Silicon on Glass.

Fude Liu 1 , Kim Jones 1 , Yueqin Xu 1 , William Nemeth 1 , John Lohr 2 , Jeff Neilson 3 , Manuel Romero 1 , Mowafak Al-Jassim 1 , David Young 1
1 National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 , General Atomics, San Diego, California, United States, 3 , Lexam Research, Redwood City, California, United States

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10:30 AM - A12.4
Fabrication and Characterization of Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon Thin Film Transistors by Ink-Jet Printed Nickel-Mediated Lateral Crystallization on Large-Area Glass Substrates

Min-Sun Kim 2 , Dongjo Kim 3 , Jooho Moon 3 , Seung-Ki Joo 2 , Jang-Sik Lee 1
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 1 School of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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11:00 AM - *A12.6
Break

A13: Light Trapping in Solar Cells II
Session Chairs
Baojie Yan
Thursday AM, April 16, 2009
Room 2004 (Moscone West)

11:30 AM - **A13.1
Light Trapping effects in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells.

Franz-Josef Haug 1 , Thomas Soderstrom 1 , Didier Domine 1 , Christophe Ballif 1
1 Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel Switzerland

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12:00 PM - **A13.2
Light Trapping in Hydrogenated Amorphous and Nano-crystalline Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells.

Jeff Yang 1 , Baojie Yan 1 , Guozhen Yue 1 , Subhendu Guha 1
1 R&D, United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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12:30 PM - A13.3
Characterization and in-situ Ellipsometry Monitor of Silicon Nanowires Grown on TCO Substrates for Photovoltaic Applications.

Linwei Yu 1 , Benedict Odonnell 1 , Pierre-Jean Alet 1 2 , Pere Roca i Cabarrocas 1
1 , Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces (LPICM), Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau, France, Palaiseau, Paris France, 2 , Laboratoire de chimie des surfaces et interfaces (LCSI), CEA/DSM/DRECAM/SPCSI/LCSI, Centre de Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France, Palaiseau, Paris France

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A15: Transport
Session Chairs
Eric Schiff
Thursday PM, April 16, 2009
Room 2004 (Moscone West)

4:15 PM - **A15.1
Carrier Drift-mobilities in Amorphous and Microcrystalline Silicon: Measurements and Implications for Solar Cells.

Steluta Dinca 1 , Eric Schiff 1 , Subhendu Guha 2 , Baojie Yan 2 , Jeff Yang 2
1 Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States, 2 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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4:45 PM - A15.2
Bulk-heterojunction Based on Blending of Red and Blue Luminescent Silicon Nanocrystals and P3HT Polymer.

Vladimir Svrcek 1 , Michio Kondo 1
1 Research Center for Photovoltaics, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Japan

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5:00 PM - A15.3
Imaging Electron Transport across Grain Boundaries in an Integrated Electron and Atomic Force Microscopy Platform: Application to Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells.

Manuel Romero 1 , Chun-Sheng Jiang 1 , Fude Liu 1 , Mowafak Al-Jassim 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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