Two-Dimensional Simulations of Thin-Silicon Solar Cells

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Quantitative analysis or numeric simulation on a cross-section of silicon devices offers many insights into understanding material problems and their effects on device performances as well as device structure optimizations. Such two-dimensional simulations on semiconductor devices are standard design practices and are routinely done with expensive software packages. The availability of lessexpensive software tools nowadays, such as MicroTec(R) for 2D modeling of semiconductor devices, affords us a more detailed examination of polycrystalline thin-silicon materials and solar cells.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2002
Event12th Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Materials and Processes - Breckenridge, Colorado
Duration: 11 Aug 200214 Aug 2002


Conference12th Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Materials and Processes
CityBreckenridge, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-32707


  • 12th workshop
  • crystalline silicon (x-Si) (c-Si)
  • PV
  • solar cell materials


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