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Spring 2011 Logo2011 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 25-29, 2011 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Ping Chen, Chang Beom-Eom, Samuel S. Mao, Ryan O'Hayre

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

2011-04-26   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Baojie Yan United Solar Ovonic LLC
Seiichiro Higashi Hiroshima University
Chuang-Chuang Tsai National Chiao Tung University
Qi Wang National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Helena Gleskova University of Strathclyde

Symposium Support

ITRI
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
ULVAC
United Solar Ovonic
A5: Poster Session: Solar Cells
Session Chairs
T. Matsui
Baojie Yan
Tuesday PM, April 26, 2011
Exhibition Hall (Moscone West)

1:00 AM - A5: Solar Cells
A5.7 Transferred to A2.5

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A1: Solar Cells: Efficiency Improvement
Session Chairs
Qi Wang
Tuesday PM, April 26, 2011
Room 2002 (Moscone West)

9:00 AM - **A1.1
High Efficiency Amorphous and Microcrystalline Silicon Based Solar Cells.

Friedhelm Finger 1 , Tao Chen 1 , Andreas Lambertz 1 , Vladimir Smirnov 1
1 IEK5-Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich Germany

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9:30 AM - A1.2
Challenges in Optical Design of Thin-film Silicon Solar Cells to Achieve High Conversion Efficiencies above 20 %.

Janez Krc 1 , Marko Topic 1 , Miro Zeman 2
1 , University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana Slovenia, 2 , Delft University of Technology - PVMD/DIMES, Delft Netherlands

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9:45 AM - A1.3
High Efficiency, Large Area, Nanocrystalline Silicon Based, Triple-junction Solar Cells.

Arindam Banerjee 1 , Tining Su 1 , Jinyan Zhang 1 , Dave Beglau 1 , Ginger Pietka 1 , Frank Liu 1 , Baojie Yan 1 , Jeff Yang 1 , Subhendu Guha 1
1 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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10:00 AM - A1.4
Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells under Moderate Concentration.

L. Matthijs van Dam 1 , Wilfried G.J.H. van Sark 1 , Ruud E. Schropp 1
1 Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht Netherlands

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10:15 AM - A1.5
Effect of Bandgap Profiling on the Performance of a-SiGe:H Single Junction Thin-film Solar Cells.

Hung-Jung Hsu 1 , Chien-Ming Wang 1 , Cheng-Hang Hsu 1 , Chuang-Chuang Tsai 1
1 Department of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu Taiwan

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10:30 AM - **A1.6
High-efficiency Microcrystalline Silicon and Microcrystalline Silicon-germanium Alloy Solar Cells.

Takuya Matsui 1 , Michio Kondo 1
1 Research Center for Photovoltaics, AIST, Tsukuba Japan

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A2: Growth Mechanism
Session Chairs
Sehiga Higashi
Tuesday PM, April 26, 2011
Room 2002 (Moscone West)

11:30 AM - **A2.1
Control of Materials and Interfaces in µc-Si:H-based Solar Cells Grown at High Rate.

Yasushi Sobajima 1 2 , Chitose Sada 1 2 , Akihisa Matsuda 1 2 , Hiroaki Okamoto 1 2
1 Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Oskaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan, 2 Japan Science and Technology Agency, CREST, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan

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12:00 PM - A2.2
Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry of Roll-to-roll Fabrication for Thin Film Si:H Solar Cells.

Lila Dahal 1 , Zhiquan Huang 1 , Dinesh Attygalle 1 , Michelle Sestak 1 , Carl Salupo 1 , Sylvain Marsillac 1 , Robert Collins 1
1 Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States

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12:15 PM - A2.3
Monitoring of the Growth of Microcrystalline Silicon Deposited by Plasma-enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition Using In-situ Raman Spectroscopy.

Stefan Muthmann 1 , Florian Koehler 1 , Markus Huelsbeck 1 , Matthias Meier 1 , Andreas Mueck 1 , Ralf Schmitz 1 , Wolfgang Appenzeller 1 , Reinhard Carius 1 , Aad Gordijn 1
1 IEK-5 Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich Germany

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12:30 PM - A2.4
High Growth Rate Hot-wire CVD Epitaxial Silicon Absorber Layers for Film Crystal Silicon Solar Cells.

David Bobela 1 , Charles Teplin 1 , David Young 1 , Ina Martin 2 , Maxim Shub 1 , Howard Branz 1 , Paul Stradins 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 Physics, Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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12:45 PM - A2.5
Deposition of P Type Nanocrystalline Silicon under High Pressure in a VHF-PECVD Single Chamber System.

Xiaodan Zhang 1 , Guanghong Wang 1 , Xinxia Zheng 1 , Shengzhi Xu 1 , Changchun Wei 1 , Jian Sun 1 , Xinhua Geng 1 , Shaozhen Xiong 1 , Ying Zhao 1
1 , Institute of Photo-electronic Thin Film Devices and Technology of Nankai University, Tianjin China

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A3: Polycrystalline Films
Session Chairs
Jeffrey Yang
Tuesday PM, April 26, 2011
Room 2002 (Moscone West)

2:30 PM - **A3.1
Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Based on a Seed Layer Approach @ Imec: The Road to 14% Efficient Cells.

Dries Van Gestel 1 , Ivan Gordon 1 , Jef Poortmans 1
1 , Imec, Leuven, 0, Belgium

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3:00 PM - A3.2
Solid Phase Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon: An in-situ XRD and Raman Studies.

Kashish Sharma 1 , Maria Adriana Creatore 1 , Mcm van de Sanden 1
1 , Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven Netherlands

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3:15 PM - A3.3
Phosphorus- and Boron- doped Thin Polycrystalline Si Layers on Glass Prepared by Metal-induced Layer Exchange.

Tobias Antesberger 1 , Mehdi Kashani 1 , Michael Algasinger 1 , Christian Jaeger 1 , Thomas Wassner 1 , Martin Stutzmann 1
1 Physics Department, Technische Universität München, Walter Schottky Institut, Garching, Bayern, Germany

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3:30 PM - A3.4
Flash-lamp-induced Lateral Solidification of Thin Si Films.

K. Omori 1 , G. Ganot 2 , U. Chung 2 , A. Chitu 2 , A. Limanov 2 , James Im 2
1 Technical Development Department, THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD., Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, 2 Program in Materials Science and Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States

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3:45 PM - A3.5
Poly-Si Thin Film Formation Using a Novel Low Thermal Budget Process.

Minghao Zhu 1 , Chen-Han Lin 1 , Yue Kuo 1
1 Thin Film Nano & Microelectronics Research Lab, Texas A&M University, College Station , Texas, United States

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4:00 PM - *
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A5: Poster Session: Solar Cells
Session Chairs
T. Matsui
Baojie Yan
Tuesday PM, April 26, 2011
Exhibition Hall (Moscone West)

6:00 PM - A5.1
Voc Saturation Effect in High-temperature Hydrogenated Polycrystalline Silicon Thin-film Solar Cells.

Hidayat Hidayat 1 2 , Per Widenborg 2 , Armin Aberle 2 1
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore, 2 , Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore Singapore

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6:00 PM - A5.2
Enhanced Light-trapping in Thin-film Silicon Solar Cells Via Scattering from Embedded Nanoparticles.

James Nagel 1 , Michael Scarpulla 1 2
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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6:00 PM - A5.3
Improvement of Single-junction a-Si:H Thin Film Solar Cells Toward 10% Efficiency.

Po-Hsiang Cheng 1 , Shin-Wei Liang 1 , Yi-Ping Lin 1 , Cheng-Hang Hsu 1 , Chuang-Chuang Tsai 1
1 , Department of Photonics & Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu Taiwan

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6:00 PM - A5.4
Temperature Dependent Charge Transport in Tandem a-Si:H/μc-Si:H Solar Cells.

Yvonne Rodriguez 1 , Joshua Ford 1 , Matt Felton 2 , Glenn Alers 1 2 , Sue Carter 1
1 Physics Department, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 2 , APV Research, Sunnyvale, California, United States

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6:00 PM - A5.5
Temperature-dependent External Quantum Efficiency and Photovoltaic Performance of Si-based Solar Cells.

Carolyn Swanborg 1 , Cary Allen 1 , Barrett Potter 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States

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6:00 PM - A5.6
Semiconducting Polymer and Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells.

Abdul Middya 1 , Eric Schiff 1
1 Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, California, United States

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6:00 PM - A5.8
Impact of a Finite Shunt Resistance on the Dark Spectral Response of an a-Si/µc-Si Thin-film Multi-junction Photovoltaic Device.

Mauro Pravettoni 1 2 , Alessandro Virtuani 1
1 Institute of Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment, University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland, Canobbio Switzerland, 2 Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London United Kingdom

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6:00 PM - A5.9
Random Texturing of Phosphorus-diffused Layers for Crystalline Si Solar Cells by Plasmaless Dry Etching with Chlorine Trifluoride Gas.

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

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2011-04-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Baojie Yan United Solar Ovonic LLC
Seiichiro Higashi Hiroshima University
Chuang-Chuang Tsai National Chiao Tung University
Qi Wang National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Helena Gleskova University of Strathclyde

Symposium Support

ITRI
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
ULVAC
United Solar Ovonic
A9: Thin Film Transistors
Session Chairs
James Kakalios
Arokia Nathan
Wednesday AM, April 27, 2011
Room 2002 (Moscone West)

9:00 AM - **A9.1
Bias and Light-induced Electrical Instability in nc-Si Thin Film Transistors.

A. Nathan 1
1 , University College of London, London United Kingdom

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9:30 AM - A9.2
A Micromechanical Strain Effect of Current-tunable Polycrystalline Silicon Thin-film Transistors Embedded in a Free Standing Microcantilever.

Shu Kuan 1 , Ping-Yen Lin 1 , Yung-Jen Cheng 1 , Long-Sun Huang 1
1 Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Tainwan University, Taipei Taiwan

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9:45 AM - A9.3
Effect of AC Bias Stress In Short-channel (L=1.5µm) P-type Polycrystalline Silicon (poly-Si) Thin Film Transistors (TFTs) on the Glass Substrate.

Sung-Hwan Choi 1 , Yeon-Gon Mo 2 , Min-Koo Han 1
1 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 , Corporate R&D Center, Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd., Yongin Korea (the Republic of)

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10:00 AM - A9.4
Single Grain Silicon TFTs and Schottky Diodes with TiSi2 Salicide Formed by Pulsed Laser Annealing.

Jaber Derakhshandeh 1 , Ryoichi Ishihara 1 , Mohammad Reza TajariMofrad 1 , Kees Beenakker 1
1 , EWI, TU Delft, Delft Netherlands

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10:15 AM - A9.5
Laser Annealing of Silicon Nanocrystals Thin-films Prepared by VHF Plasma Deposition System.

Yoshifumi Nakamine 1 , Michiel van der Zwan 2 , Johan van der Cingel 2 , Tetsuo Kodera 1 , Ken Uchida 1 , Ryoichi Ishihara 2 , Shunri Oda 1
1 Quantum Nanoelectronics Reseach Center, Tokyo Institute of Techonology, Tokyo Japan, 2 Delft Institute of Microsystems and Nanoelectronics (DIMES), Delft University of Technology, Delft Netherlands

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10:30 AM - A9.6
Impact of Mechanical Stress on Stability of Flexible Amorphous Silicon Thin Film Transistors.

M. Chow 1 , A. Fomani 1 , A. Nathan 2 , A. Sazonov 1 , G. Chaji 3 , M. Moradi 3
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2 London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London United Kingdom, 3 , Ignis Innovation Inc., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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10:45 AM - A9.7
Uniformity of Highly Stable Wet-etched Versus Dry-etched Amorphous Silicon Thin Film Transistors.

Ting Liu 1 , Sigurd Wagner 1 , Isaac Chan 2 , Ryan Cheng 2 , Hua-Chi Cheng 2 , Cheng-Chung Lee 2 , James Sturm 1
1 Department of Electrical Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials , Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 2 Display Technology Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute , Hsinchu Taiwan

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11:00 AM - *
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2011-04-28   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Baojie Yan United Solar Ovonic LLC
Seiichiro Higashi Hiroshima University
Chuang-Chuang Tsai National Chiao Tung University
Qi Wang National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Helena Gleskova University of Strathclyde

Symposium Support

ITRI
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
ULVAC
United Solar Ovonic
A17: Poster Session: Solar Cells
Session Chairs
C.C. Tsai
Nicholas Wyrsch
Thursday PM, April 28, 2011
Salons 7-9 (Marriott)

1:00 AM - A17: Solar Cell
A17.20 Transferred to A16.5

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A18: Poster Session: Nanostructured Silicon
Session Chairs
C.C. Tsai
Nicholas Wyrsch
Friday AM, April 29, 2011
Salons 7-9 (Marriott)

1:00 AM - A18: Nanostruc
A18.2 Transferred to A14.1

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A20: Poster Session: Sensors and Novel Devices
Session Chairs
C.C. Tsai
Nicholas Wyrsch
Friday AM, April 29, 2011
Salons 7-9 (Marriott)

1:00 AM - A20
A20.5 Transferred to A6.14

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A13: Novel Devices
Session Chairs
Kevin Beernink
Thursday PM, April 28, 2011
Room 2002 (Moscone West)

9:00 AM - **A13.1
Amorphous Silicon MEMS and NEMS.

Virginia Chu 1 , Alexandra Gualdino 1 , Samadhan Patil 1 , Fengliang Dong 1 , André Guedes 1 , Paulo Freitas 1 , Joao Gaspar 2 , Oliver Paul 2 , Joao Conde 1 3
1 , INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias, Lisbon Portugal, 2 Dept. of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Freiburg Germany, 3 Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon Portugal

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9:30 AM - A13.2
Development of Silicon Microliquid Processing Using Piezo Actuator.

Muneki Akazawa 1 , Katsunori Makihara 1 , Tatsuya Matsumoto 1 , Seiichiro Higashi 1
1 Department of Semiconductor Electronics and Integration Science, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima Japan

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9:45 AM - A13.3
Thin Film Power Harvesting System for Displays.

Arman Ahnood 1 , Reza Chaji 3 , Pritesh Hiralal 2 , Amaratunga Gehan 2 , Arokia Nathan 1
1 London Center for Nanotechnology, University College London, London United Kingdom, 3 , IGNIS Innovation Inc., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 2 Electrical Engineering Division Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom

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10:00 AM - A13.4
Supersaturated Silicon-chalcogen Alloys for Thin-film Photodetectors.

Daniel Recht 1 , Aurore Said 1 , Si Hui Pan 1 , Michael Aziz 1 , Thomas Cruson 2 , David Hutchinson 2 , Anthony DiFranzo 2 , Peter Persans 2 , Jeffrey Warrender 3 , Mark Winkler 4 , Joseph Sullivan 4 , Tonio Buonassisi 4
1 , Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States, 3 , US Army ARDEC - Benet Laboratories, Watervliet Arsenal, New York, United States, 4 , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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10:15 AM - A13.5
Optical Bias Controlled Amplification in Tandem Si-C Pin Devices.

Manuela Vieira 1 2 3 , Manuel Vieira 1 2 , Paula Louro 1 2 , Miguel Fernandes 1 2 , Manuel Barata 1 2 , Alessandro Fantoni 1 2
1 DEETC, ISEL, Lisbon Portugal, 2 CTS-UNINOVA, FCT-UNL, Lisbon Portugal, 3 DEE, FCT-UNL, Lisbon Portugal

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10:30 AM - **A13.6
Amorphous Silicon Based Particle Detectors.

Nicolas Wyrsch 1 , Andrea Franco 1 , Yannick Riesen 1 , Matthieu Despeisse 1 , Sylvain Dunand 1 , Francois Powolny 2 , Pierre Jarron 2 , Christophe Ballif 1
1 IMT, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL), Neuchatel Switzerland, 2 , CERN, Geneve Switzerland

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A14: Solar Cells: Manufacture
Session Chairs
Friedhelm Finger
Thursday PM, April 28, 2011
Room 2002 (Moscone West)

11:30 AM - A14.0
Nanorod Solar Cell with an Ultrathin a-Si:H Absorber Layer.

Yinghuan Kuang 1 , Karine H. van der Werf 1 , Z. Silvester Houweling 1 , Ruud E. Schropp 1
1 Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht Netherlands

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11:45 AM - A14.1
Highly Conductive P-type Microcrystalline Silicon Carbide Thin Films Prepared by Hot-wire CVD.

Tao Chen 1 , Florian Koehler 1 , Christian Sellmer 1 , Anna Heidt 1 , Reinhard Carius 1 , Friedhelm Finger 1
1 , IEK-5 Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich Germany

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12:00 PM - A14.2
11.0% Stable Efficiency on Large Area, Encapsulated a-Si:H and a-SiGe:H Based Multijunction Solar Cells Using MVHF Technology.

Arindam Banerjee 1 , Jinyan Zhang 1 , Dave Beglau 1 , Tining Su 1 , Ginger Pietka 1 , Guozhen Yue 1 , Baojie Yan 1 , Jeff Yang 1 , Subhendu Guha 1
1 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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12:15 PM - A14.3
Recent Advances in Micromorph Solar Cells and Modules by Implementation of an Optically Selective Intermediate Reflector Layer.

Christian Wachtendorf 1 , Jens Eberhardt 1 , Rao Venkata Gutlapalli 1 , Stelio Correia 1 , Daniel Messerschmidt 1 , Andre Hedler 1
1 Research and Development, Bosch Solar Energy, Erfurt Germany

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12:30 PM - A14.4
Calibration of Multi-junction (tandem) Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules.

Georgios Tzamalis 1 , Harald Muellejans 1
1 Institute of Energy, Joint Research Centre -European Commission, Ispra (Va), Varese, Italy

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12:45 PM - A14.5
Single-chamber Process for Deposition of Thin-film Silicon Single and Tandem Solar Cells.

Tsvetelina Merdzhanova 1 , Jan Woerdenweber 1 , Thomas Zimmermann 1 , Arjan Flikweert 1 , Uwe Zastrow 1 , Helmut Stiebig 2 , Wolfhard Beyer 1 2 , Aad Gordijn 1
1 , IEK5 Photovoltaik, Juelich Germany, 2 , Malibu GmbH Co. KG, Bielefeld Germany

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A15: Characterization
Session Chairs
Baojie Yan
Thursday PM, April 28, 2011
Room 2002 (Moscone West)

2:30 PM - **A15.1
Microscopic Characterizations of Nanostructured Silicon Thin Films for Solar Cells.

Antonin Fejfar 1 , Aliaksei Vetushka 1 , Martin Ledinsky 1 , Bohuslav Rezek 1 , Jiri Stuchlik 1 , Jan Kocka 1
1 , Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague 6 Czech Republic

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3:00 PM - A15.2
Free Carrier Pump-probe Analysis of Carrier Recombination in Semiconductors.

Ari Feldman 1 2 , Richard Ahrenkiel 1 , John Lehman 2
1 Metallurgy and Material Science, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 Physical Measurements Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, United States

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3:15 PM - A15.3
Band Alignment at Amorphous/Crystalline Silicon Hetero-interfaces.

Lars Korte 1 , Tim Schulze 1 , Manfred Schmidt 1 , Bernd Rech 1
1 Silicon Photovoltaics, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin Germany

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3:30 PM - A15.4
Measuring and Modelling Injection-dependent Lifetime in Polycrystalline Silicon for Thin Film Solar Cells.

Caspar Leendertz 1 , Ana-Maria Teodoreanu 1 , Felix Rieboldt 1 , Tobias Sontheimer 1 , Lars Korte 1 , Bernd Rech 1
1 Institut fuer Silizium-Photovoltaik, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie, Berlin Germany

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3:45 PM - A15.5
The Nanostructure of Hydrogenated Nanocrystalline Silicon with Varying Crystalline Fraction.

Kristin Kiriluk 1 , Don Williamson 1 , David Bobela 2 , Baojie Yan 3 , Guozhen Yue 3 , Jeff Yang 3 , Subhendu Guha 3 , P. Craig Taylor 1
1 , Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 3 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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A16: Solar Cells: New Device Structures
Session Chairs
Miro Zeman
Thursday PM, April 28, 2011
Room 2002 (Moscone West)

4:30 PM - **A16.1
Flexible, Lightweight, Amorphous Silicon Based Solar Cells on Polymer Substrate for Space and Near-space Applications.

Kevin Beernink 1 , Arindam Banerjee 1 , Jeffrey Yang 1 , Ken Lord 1 , Frank Liu 1 , Greg DeMaggio 1 , Ginger Pietka 1 , Christine Worrel 1 , Subhendu Guha 1
1 , United Solar Ovonic LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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5:00 PM - A16.2
Enhanced Carrier Collection in Amorphous Silicon Rear Schottky Barrier Solar Cells with LiF/Al Back Electrode.

Liang Fang 1 , Seung Jae Baik 1 , Soo yeon Lim 1 , Ji Hwan Yang 1 , Seung Hyup Yoo 1 , Koeng Su Lim 1
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon Korea (the Republic of)

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5:15 PM - A16.3
Properties of Amorphous Silicon Passivation Layers for All Back Contact c-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells.

Lulu Zhang 1 2 , Ujjwal Das 1 , Jesse Appel 1 , Steven Hegedus 1 , Robert Birkmire 1 2
1 , Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States, 2 , Department of Physics and Astronomy, Newark, Delaware, United States

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5:30 PM - A16.4
Thin Film Si Photovoltaic Devices on Photonic Structures Fabricated on Steel and Polymer Substrates.

Vikram Dalal 1 , Sambit Pattnaik 1 , Rana Biswas 1 , Jin Ji 2 , Dennis Slafer 2
1 Electrical and Comp. Engr., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States, 2 , Lightwave Power, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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5:45 PM - A16.5
Performance of Hydrogenated Amorphous Si Solar Cells with Down Conversion Coating.

Bill Nemeth 1 , Yueqin Xu 1 , Haorong Wang 2 , Sun Ted 2 , Qi Wang 1
1 , NREL, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 , Sun Innovations, Fremont, California, United States

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A17: Poster Session: Solar Cells
Session Chairs
C.C. Tsai
Nicholas Wyrsch
Friday AM, April 29, 2011
Salons 7-9 (Marriott)

9:00 PM - A17.1
Light-induced Open-circuit Voltage Increase in Amorphous Silicon/Microcrystalline Silicon Tandem Solar Cells.

Xiaodan Zhang 1 , Guanghong Wang 1 , Shengzhi Xu 1 , Ying Zhao 1
1 , Institute of Photo-electronic Thin Film Devices and Technology of Nankai University, Tianjin China

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9:00 PM - A17.10
Finite-difference Time-domain (FDTD) Simulations to Further Understand Optimal Nanoparticle Size and Location in Enhanced Efficiency Thin-film Solar Cells.

Joshua Winans 1 , Jeffrey Clarkson 1 , Erin Sanehira 2 , Chengzhu Qi 1 , Philippe Fauchet 2
1 Materials Science Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States, 2 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States

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9:00 PM - A17.11
Optical Absorption Enhancement Within Ultra-thin Si Films by Integration with Embedded Silicide Nanostructures.

Ritesh Sachan 1 4 , J. Strader 3 , C. Gonzalez 1 , H. Garcia 2 , P. Rack 1 , G. Duscher 1 4 , R. Kalyanaraman 1 3 4
1 Material Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 4 Sustainable Energy Education Research Center, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 3 Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 2 Dept of Physics, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, United States

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9:00 PM - A17.12
Excitation of Plasmon and Guided-mode Resonances in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells.

Franz-Josef Haug 1 , Karin Soederstroem 1 , Ali Naqavi 1 , Celine Pahud-Eminian 1 , Christophe Ballif 1
1 PV-Lab, EPFL, Neuchatel Switzerland

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9:00 PM - A17.13
Effect of Buffer Structure on the Performance of a-Si:H/a-Si:H Tandem Solar Cells.

Cheng-Hang Hsu 1 , Chien-Ya Lee 1 , Po-Hsiang Cheng 1 , Chih-Kai Chuang 1 , Chuang-Chuang Tsai 1
1 Department of Photonics, Display Institute, Hsinchu Taiwan

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9:00 PM - A17.14
Annealing Effects of Microstructure in Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cell Materials Measured by Effusion of Implanted Rare Gas Atoms.

Wolfhard Beyer 2 1 , Dorothea Lennartz 1 , Pavel Prunici 2 , Helmut Stiebig 2
2 , Malibu GmbH & Co.KG, Bielefeld Germany, 1 IEK5-Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich Germany

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9:00 PM - A17.15
Comparison of Electronic Characteristics of PIN Photovoltaic Structures Made of Polymorphous and Microcrystalline Silicon Deposited by Plasma.

Francisco Avila 1 , Andrey Kosarev 1 , Mario Moreno 1 , Pere Roca i Cabarrocas Pere Roca i Cabarrocas 2
1 Electronics, Insttitute National for Astrophysics Optics and Electronics, Puebla Mexico, 2 Electronics, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau France

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9:00 PM - A17.16
Light Trapping Nanostructured Amorphous Silicon Layers.

Lei Pei 1 , Amy Balls 2 , Cary Tippets 2 , Jonathan Abbott 2 , David Allred 2 , Matthew Linford 1 , Richard Vanfleet 2 , Robert Davis 2
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemsitry, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States, 2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States

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9:00 PM - A17.17
Room Temperature-fabricated ZnO with Elevated and Unique Light-trapping Performance.

Erik Johnson 1 , Thierry Emeraud 3 , Celia Boniface 4 , Karim Huet 4 , Patricia Prod'homme 2 , Coralie Charpentier 1 , Pere Roca i Cabarrocas 1
1 LPICM-CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau France, 3 PV Business Unit, EXCICO Group NV, Hasselt Belgium, 4 Process & Application Team, EXCICO France, Gennevilliers France, 2 NanoPV, Gas & Power - R&D Division, TOTAL S.A., Courbevoie France

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9:00 PM - A17.18
N-Type Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Silicon Oxide Films and Their Applications in Micromorph Silicon Solar Cells.

Amornrat Limmanee 1 , Channarong Piromjit 1 , Songkiate Kittisontirak 1 , Jaran Sritharathikhun 1 , Kobsak Sriprapha 1
1 Solartec, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Pathumtani Thailand

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9:00 PM - A17.19
On the Carrier Extraction from the P Type Amorphous SiC Window Layer in Amorphous Si Solar Cells.

Seung Jae Baik 1 , Liang Fang 1 , Jung Won Seo 1 , Chang Hwan Shin 1 , Koeng Su Lim 1
1 Electrical Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - A17.2
Light Management Research Based on Improved Conversion Efficiency of Solar Cells.

Xiaodan Zhang 1 , Qian Huang 1 , Ying Zhao 1
1 , Institute of Photo-electronic Thin Film Devices and Technology of Nankai University, Tianjin China

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9:00 PM - A17.21
Development of Amorphous and Microcrystalline Silicon Thin Film Tandem Solar Cells on Flexible Substrates.

Jun-Sik Cho 1 , Eun-Seok Jang 1 , Jeong Chul Lee 1 , Sang-Hyun Park 1 , Jinsoo Song 1 , Kyung Hoon Yoon 1
1 Photovoltaic Research Center, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Deajeon Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - A17.3
Enhanced Light Absorption in Thin-film Silicon with Subwavelength Surface Texturization.

Krista Langeland 1 , Vivian Ferry 1 , Koray Aydin 1 , Harry Atwater 1
1 Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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9:00 PM - A17.4
Modulated Surface-textured Substrates with High Haze for Thin-film Silicon Solar Cells.

Olindo Isabella 1 , Pan Liu 1 , Benjamin Bolman 1 , Janez Krc 2 , Miro Zeman 1
1 PVMD / DIMES, University of Technology of Delft, Delft Netherlands, 2 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana Slovenia

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9:00 PM - A17.7
Photovoltaic Properties of Biaxially-textured Silicon on Ion-beam Assisted Deposition (IBAD) Template Layers.

Joel Li 1 , James Groves 2 , Charles Teplin 3 , Garrett Hayes 2 , Alberto Salleo 2 , Robert Hammond 4 , Bruce Clemens 2
1 Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 3 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States,