By Daniel Abou-Ras, Thomas Kirchartz, Uwe Rau
The booklet specializes in complex characterization tools for thin-film sunlight cells that experience confirmed their relevance either for educational and company photovoltaic learn and improvement. After an advent to thin-film photovoltaics, hugely skilled specialists document on machine and fabrics characterization tools reminiscent of electroluminescence research, capacitance spectroscopy, and diverse microscopy tools. within the ultimate a part of the e-book simulation strategies are awarded that are used for ab-initio calculations of correct semiconductors and for equipment simulations in 1D, second and 3D.
Building on a confirmed suggestion, this new version additionally covers thermography, temporary optoelectronic equipment, and absorption and photocurrent spectroscopy.
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Schmidt Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1 14109 Berlin Germany Susan Schorr Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1 14109 Berlin Germany and Freie Universität Berlin Department for Geosciences Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany Michelle N. Sestak University of Toledo Department of Physics and Astronomy Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC) 2801 West Bancroft Street Toledo, OH 43606 USA Christiane Stephan Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung (BAM) Unter den Eichen 87 12200 Berlin Germany Daniel M.
Berlin, Germany; London, UK; and Jülich, Germany August 2010 Daniel Abou-Ras, Thomas Kirchartz, and Uwe Rau XXXI XXXIII Abbreviations 1D 2D 3D A∘ X ac ADC ADF ADXRD AES AEY AFM AFORS-HET ALDA AM AM AMU ARS AS ASA ASCII a-Si A-X BACE BF BOP BS BSE BSE c-AFM CBD CBED CBM CBO CC CCD CE One-dimensional Two-dimensional Three-dimensional Excitons bound to neutral acceptor Ampliﬁed current Analog-to-digital converter Annular dark ﬁeld Angle-dispersive X-ray diﬀraction Auger electron spectroscopy Auger electron yield Atomic force microscopy Automat for simulation of heterostructures Adiabatic local density approximation Amplitude modulation Air mass Atomic mass units Angularly resolved light scattering Admittance spectroscopy Advanced semiconductor analysis, a solar-cell device simulator American Standard Code for Information Interchange Amorphous silicon Excitons bound to ionized acceptor Bias-ampliﬁed charge extraction Bright ﬁeld Bond-order potential Beam splitter Bethe–Salpeter equation Backscattered electrons Conductive AFM Chemical bath deposition Convergent-beam electron diﬀraction Conduction-band minimum Conduction-band oﬀset Coupled cluster Charge-coupled device Charge extraction XXXIV Abbreviations CELIV CGI CHA CI CIGS CIGSe CIGSSe CIS CIS CISe CL CL CMA CN CP CPD CSL CSS CTEM CV cw D∘ h D∘ X DAP db, DB dc DF DFPT DFT DFT DLCP DLOS DLTS DOS DSR DT D-X eA∘ EBIC EBSD EDMR EDX EDXRD EELS EFTEM EL ELNES EMPA ENDOR EPR ESCA Charge extraction with linearly increased voltage [Cu]/([In]+[Ga]) Concentric hemispherical analyzer Conﬁguration interaction Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Cu(In,Ga)(S;Se)2 CuInSe2 CuInS2 CuInSe2 Cathodoluminescence Core level Cylindrical mirror analyzer Charge neutrality Critical point Contact-potential diﬀerence Coincidence-site lattice Closed-space sublimation Conventional transmission electron microscopy Capacitance–voltage Continuous wave Optical transitions between donor and free hole Excitons bound to neutral donor Donor–acceptor pair Dangling bond Direct current Dark ﬁeld Density functional perturbation theory Density functional theory Discrete Fourier transform Drive-level capacitance proﬁling Deep-level optical spectroscopy Deep-level transient spectroscopy Density of states Diﬀerential spectral response Digital Excitons bound to ionized donor Optical transitions between acceptor and free electron Electron-beam-induced current Electron backscatter diﬀraction Electrically detected magnetic resonance Energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry Energy-dispersive X-ray diﬀraction Electron energy-loss spectrometry Energy-ﬁltered transmission electron microscopy Electroluminescence Energy-loss near-edge structure Eidgenössische Materialprüfungsanstalt Electron nuclear double resonance Electron paramagnetic resonance Electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis Abbreviations ESEEM ESI ESR EXC EXELFS FFT FIB FIR FM FP-LAPW FT FTIR FTPS FWHM FX FY GB GD-MS GD-OES GGA GGI GIXRD GNU GPL GW HAADF HFI HOPG HR HR HRTEM HT HWCVD HZB IBB IPES IR JEBIC KPFM KS KSM LAMMPS LBIC LCR meter LDA LED LESR LIA LLS LO LR Electron spin echo envelope modulations Energy-selective imaging Electron spin resonance Free exciton transition Extended energy-loss ﬁne structure Fast Fourier transformation Focused ion beam Far infrared Frequency modulation Full potential linearized augmented plane wave Fourier transform Fourier transform infrared Fourier transform photocurrent spectroscopy Full width at half maximum Free excitons Fluorescence yield Grain boundary Glow-discharge mass spectroscopy Glow-discharge optical-emission spectroscopy Generalized gradient approximation [Ga]/([In]+[Ga]) Grazing-incidence X-ray diﬀraction GNU’s Not Unix (recursive acronym) General public licence G for Green’s function and W for the screened Coulomb interaction High-angle annular dark ﬁeld Hyperﬁne interaction Highly oriented pyrolytic graphite High resistance High resolution High-resolution transmission electron microscopy High temperature Hot-wire chemical vapor deposition Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Interface-induced band bending Inverse photoelectron spectroscopy Infrared Junction electron-beam-induced current Kelvin probe force microscopy Kohn–Sham Kaplan–Solomon–Mott (model) Large-Scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator Laser-beam-induced current Inductance, capacitance, and resistance analyzer Local density approximation Light-emitting diode Light-induced ESR Lock-in ampliﬁer Laser-light scattering Longitudinal optical Low resistance XXXV XXXVI Abbreviations LT LVM MBPT MD MIP MIR MIS ML MO MOS MS MSE mw nc-AFM NIR NIST NSOM OBIC OES OTRACE OVC PBE-GGA PC PCSA PDA PDE PDS PECVD PES pESR PEY PIPO PL PLL PMT pp PV PVD QE QMA QMC RDLTS REBIC rf RGB RHEED RIXS RS RSF RTP RTSE Low temperature Localized vibrational modes Many-body perturbation theory Molecular dynamics Mean-inner potential Medium infrared Metal–insulator–semiconductor Monolayer Metal oxide Metal–oxide–semiconductor Molecular statics Mean-square error Microwave Non-contact atomic force microscopy Near-infrared National Institute of Standards and Technology Near-ﬁeld scanning optical microscopy Optical-beam-induced current Optical emission spectrometry Open circuit corrected transient charge extraction Ordered vacancy compound Generalized gradient approximation by Perdew, Burke, and Ernzerhof Personal computer Polarizer–compensator–sample–analyzer Photodetector array Partial diﬀerential equations Photothermal deﬂection spectroscopy Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition Photoelectron spectroscopy Pulsed electron spin resonance Partial electron yield Photon-in photon-out Photoluminescence Phase-locked loop Photomultiplier tube Peak-to-peak Photovoltaic Physical vapor deposition Quantum eﬃciency Quadrupole mass analyzer Quantum Monte Carlo Reverse-bias deep-level transient spectroscopy Remote electron-beam-induced current Radio frequency Red–green–blue, color space Reﬂection high-energy electrons Resonant inelastic (soft) X-ray scattering Raman spectroscopy Relative sensitivity factor Rapid thermal process Real-time spectroscopic ellipsometry Abbreviations RZW S/N SAED SCAPS SCM SE SE SEM SIMS SNMS SNOM, see also NSOM SPICE SPM SQ SR SSPG SSRM STEM STM SWE TCO TD TD-DFT TDCF TDS TEM TEY TF TO TOF TPC TPD TPV TU UHV UPS UV VBM VBO Vis, VIS WDX WLR XAES XAS XES XPS XRD XRF ZFF μc-Si Ritter, Zeldov, and Weiser steady-state photocarrier method Signal-to-noise (ratio) Selected-area electron diﬀraction Solar-cell capacitance simulator Scanning capacitance microscopy Spectroscopic ellipsometry Secondary electron Scanning electron microscopy Secondary-ion mass spectroscopy Sputtered neutral mass spectroscopy Scanning near-ﬁeld optical microscopy Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis Scanning probe microscopy Shockley–Queisser (limit) Spectral response Steady-state photocarrier grating Scanning spreading-resistance microscopy Scanning transmission electron microscopy Scanning tunneling microscopy Staebler–Wronski eﬀect Transparent conductive oxide Trigger diode Time-dependent density functional theory Time-delayed collection ﬁeld Thermal desorption spectroscopy Transmission electron microscopy Total electron yield Tuning fork Transversal optical Time of ﬂight Transient photocapacitance spectroscopy Temperature-programmed desorption Transient photovoltage Technical University Ultrahigh vacuum Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy Ultraviolet Valence-band maximum Valence-band oﬀset Visible Wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometry White-light reﬂectometry X-ray Auger electron spectroscopy X-ray absorption spectroscopy X-ray emission spectroscopy X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy X-ray diﬀraction X-ray ﬂuorescence Zero ﬁlling factor Microcrystalline silicon XXXVII 1 Part I Introduction Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin Film Solar Cells, Second Edition.
Sestak, Prakash Koirala, Nikolas J. Podraza, Sylvain Marsillac, and Angus A. Rockett 10 Characterizing the Light-Trapping Properties of Textured Surfaces with Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy 257 Karsten Bittkau, Stephan Lehnen, and Ulrich W. Paetzold 11 Photoluminescence Analysis of Thin-Film Solar Cells 275 Thomas Unold and Levent Gütay 12 Electron-Spin Resonance (ESR) in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon (a-Si:H) 299 Klaus Lips, Matthias Fehr, and Jan Behrends 13 Scanning Probe Microscopy on Inorganic Thin Films for Solar Cells 343 Sascha Sadewasser and Iris Visoly-Fisher 14 Electron Microscopy on Thin Films for Solar Cells 371 Daniel Abou-Ras, Melanie Nichterwitz, Manuel J.