Chapter 2. Crystalline Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells on Foreign Substrates by High Temperature Deposition and Recrystallization

  1. Jef Poortmans and
  2. Vladimir Arkhipov
  1. Stefan Reber1,
  2. Thomas Kieliba2 and
  3. Sandra Bau3

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091282.ch2

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Reber, S., Kieliba, T. and Bau, S. (2006) Crystalline Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells on Foreign Substrates by High Temperature Deposition and Recrystallization, in Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications (eds J. Poortmans and V. Arkhipov), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091282.ch2

Editor Information

  1. IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany

  2. 2

    Former member of Fraunhofer ISE, now with ErSol Solar Energy AG, Erfurt, Germany

  3. 3

    Former member of Fraunhofer ISE, now with AMD, Dresden, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Peter Capper5,
  2. Professor Safa Kasap6 and
  3. Professor Arthur Willoughby7

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

    SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd, Southampton, UK

  2. 6

    University of Saskatchewan, Canada

  3. 7

    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091265

Online ISBN: 9780470091289

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Keywords:

  • crystalline silicon thin film (CSiTF) solar cells;
  • thermal atmospheric-pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD);
  • material ‘thermoshock resistance’;
  • SiC based tape casting and reaction bonding ceramics;
  • zone melting recrystallization (ZMR);
  • lamp heated ZMR processors;
  • solar cells on foreign substrates;
  • sandwich ceramic substrate in silicon deposition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Motivation and Introduction to Solar Cell Concept

  • Substrate and Intermediate Layer

  • Zone Melting Recrystallization

  • Silicon Deposition

  • Solar Cells on Foreign Substrates

  • Summary and Outlook

  • Acknowledgments

  • References