Amorphous Silicon-Based Solar Cells

Eric A. Schiff, Steven Hegedus, Xunming Deng

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19 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages59
ISBN (Print)9780470721698
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


  • Amorphous silicon-based solar cells
  • Atomic and electronic structure - of hydrogenated amorphous silicon
  • Contemporary, high-efficiency devices - the pin photodiode structure
  • Crystalline semiconductors, and silicon (Si) - basis of integrated circuits in modern electronics
  • Growth of a-Si and nc-Si by PECVD - complex process, determined by certain factors
  • PECVD at different frequencies
  • Pin photodiodes, fundamental - amorphous silicon-based solar cell, three layers in p-i-n or n-i-p sequence
  • Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD)
  • Staebler-Wronski effect - amorphous silicon-based solar cells, decline in efficiency in illumination
  • Understanding a-Si pin cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy

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