Fe gettering by p+ layer in bifacial Si solar cell fabrication

T. Terakawa, D. Wang, H. Nakashima

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Gettering behaviors of Fe into solar cell grade Si are investigated by deep level transient spectroscopy. The samples contaminated with Fe in the range of the concentration of 1.5×1012-2.0×10 14 cm-3 were annealed at 600 °C to induce gettering. It is shown that the surface layer gettering behaviors of Fe for the sample without p+ layer strongly depend on the Fe contamination level, in which the surface layer gettering is not effective for the sample with low level contamination <1×1013 cm-3 but effective for the sample with middle level contamination of 1-5×1013 cm-3. In contrast, the samples with p+ layer show effective gettering for low and middle level contaminations. The gettering mechanisms in solar cell grade Si without and with p+ layer are discussed in details.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2006
EventProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors -
Duration: Jul 24 2005Jul 29 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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