High Pressure Sputtering of materials for selective contacts in emerging photovoltaic cells



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San Andres Serrano, Enrique and García Hernansanz, Rodrigo and Patricia Moreno, Gloria and García Hemme, Eric and Barrio, Rocío and Torres Almarza, Ignacio and Caudevilla Gutiérrez, Daniel and Pastor Pastor, David and Olea Ariza, Javier and del Prado Millán, Álvaro and Algaidy, Sari and Zenteno Pérez, Francisco (2021) High Pressure Sputtering of materials for selective contacts in emerging photovoltaic cells. 2021 13th Spanish Conference on Electron Devices (CDE) .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/CDE52135.2021.9455754


In this work we have explored the growth by high pressure sputtering (HPS) of materials intended for novel selective contacts for photovoltaic cells. This technique shows promise for the low-damage low-temperature deposition of PV materials. We studied the deposition of ITO, MoOx and TiOx using pure Ar and mixed Ar/O2 atmospheres as well as ceramic or metallic targets. We show that HPS deposition of these materials is feasible. The growth rate is greatly reduced when oxygen is added to the argon sputtering atmosphere. The best sputtering RF power was 20-45 W for the pressure range studied. Finally, as-deposited films present high surface recombination, but a mild hot plate anneal at 200ºC recovers long effective lifetimes.

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Spanish Conference on Electron Devices (CDE)(13.2021.Sevilla)
The authors acknowledge the “CAI de Técnicas Físicas” of Universidad Complutense de Madrid for the support in sample fabrication. This work is part of the project MADRIDPV2 (P2018/EMT-4308) funded by the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid with the support from FEDER Funds, project TEC2017-84378-R, funded by MICINN and European Social Fund, and project Project SCALED (PID2019- 109215RB-C42), funded by the Spanish of Ministry of Science and Innovation.. D. Caudevilla would also acknowledge grant PRE2018-083798, financed by MICINN and European Social Fund.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Sputtering, Photovoltaic cells, Selective contacts
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electronics
Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:68224
Deposited On:15 Oct 2021 12:10
Last Modified:18 Oct 2021 13:20

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