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There is no significant difference in the Vb of a-Si solar cells A and B. , 1983). For cell A, the p-layer thickness giving the maximum mobility-lifetime product is 70 A. The mobility-lifetime product rapidly decreases with increasing p-layer thickness. In comparison, the mobility-lifetime product in cell B fabricated by the separated chamber system varies only moderately with the p-layer thickness and appears to be generally much larger. This difference in the mobility-lifetime product is thought to come from the difference in the amounts of boron and carbon atoms incorporated into the i-layer during the deposition of the i-layer.
Due to the large photoconductivity in a-Si, and its smaller hole mobility compared with that of electrons in undoped a-Si, the hole recombination for limited photo carrier transport may occur in the active i-type a- Si layer. 6) where and ¢>: f(:r) = exp g(:r) = [k 1" 9(U)dU] , v1 + ,(:r)2 -,(:r), Eventually, the collection efficiency TJe(hw) can be expressed by using Pa , Pc, (1. 7) where integration with respect to:v should be carried out over the width of the i-layer from :v = 0 to di • Recently, a more exact representation of the carrier collection efficiency has been derived by Okamoto et al.
1981). CHAPTER 1 34 resents the dependence of the zero-field free-carrier generation probability PG(E~O) expressed by exp( ro / ro). A similar curve for the generation probabilityin the presence of a minimum electric field Emin within the i-layer of 5000 A thickness in an a-Si:H p-i-n junction structure is also drawn in the figure. As can be seen in this figure, PG(E=O) increases with higher photon energies (Hamakawa, 1982). Due to the surface recombination effect as well as a change in the effective hole diffusion length, the generation probability PG falls gradually with increasing levels of photon energy.