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Amorphous and Polycrystalline Thin Film Silicon Science and Technology 2009: Volume 1153. MRS Proceedings

  • ID: 4425184
  • Book
  • December 2009
  • 482 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
Thin-film silicon materials and their alloys underpin a diverse range of electronic systems, from active matrix flat-panel displays, through solar panels for the 'green-power' generation, to surface micromanaged MEMS devices. Thin-film silicon can possess a diverse range of structures, from being fully amorphous to fully polycrystalline, as well as allowing mixed-phase states, such as micro- and nanocrystalline silicon. Such diversity has made large-area electronics one of the fastest growing semiconductor technologies, although not without introducing some complexity. This book addresses issues related to both fundamental materials science and applied technology and offers an overview of studies on film growth and crystallization, materials characterization, defects, metastability and carrier transport, as well as devices such as solar cells and thin-film transistors. The importance of developing efficient solar cells is reflected in the number of reports that seek to improve lifetime and efficiency, as well as light trapping, in solar cells.
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Part I - Characterization;

Part II - Light Trapping in Solar Cells I;

Part III - Defects and Metastability;

Part IV - Poster Session: Crystallization;

Part V - Poster Session: Nanostructured Silicon;

Part VI - Poster Session: Solar Cells;

Part VII - Novel Device Applications;

Part VIII - Film Growth;

Part IX - Solar Cells;

Part X - Crystallization;

Part XI - Light Trapping in Solar Cells II;

Part XII - Thin-Film Transistors;

Part XIII - Transport;

Part XIV - Poster Session: Characterization;

Part XV - Poster Session: Film Growth;

Part XVI - Poster Session: Defects and Metastability;

Part XVII - Poster Session: Novel Device Applications;

Part XVIII - Poster Session: Large Area and Flexible Processing;

Part XIX - Poster Session: Thin-Film Transistors;

Part XX - Film Growth II;

Part XXI - Hydrogen in Silicon; Author index; Subject index.
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Andrew Flewitt University of Cambridge.

Jack Hou
Arokia Nathan University College London.

Qi Wang National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado.

Shuichi Uchikoga
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