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Silicon-Germanium Alloys for Photovoltaic Applications

  • 1st Edition - March 9, 2023
  • Authors: Ammar Nayfeh, Sabina Abdul Hadi
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 8 5 6 3 0 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 8 5 6 3 1 - 7

Silicon-Germanium Alloys for Photovoltaic Applications provides a comprehensive look at the use of Silicon-Germanium alloys Si1-xGex in photovoltaics. Different methods of Si1-xG… Read more

Silicon-Germanium Alloys for Photovoltaic Applications

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Silicon-Germanium Alloys for Photovoltaic Applications provides a comprehensive look at the use of Silicon-Germanium alloys Si1-xGex in photovoltaics. Different methods of Si1-xGex alloy deposition are reviewed, including their optical and material properties as function of Ge% are summarized, with SiGe use in photovoltaic applications analyzed. Fabrication and characterization of single junction Si1-xGex solar cells on Si using a-Si as emitter is discussed, with a focus on the effect of different Ge%. Further, the book highlights the use Si1-xGex as a template for lattice matched deposition of III-V layers on Si, along with its challenges and benefits, including financial aspects.

Finally, fabrication and characterization of single junction GaAsxP1-x cells on Si via Si1-xGex is discussed, along with the simulation and modeling of graded SiGe layers and experimental model verification.