Publications and presentations of work carried out in Silicon-Light

Conference presentations

  • M. Duchamp, M.S. Moreno, C.B. Boothroyd and R. E. Dunin-Borkowski “Detecting weak signals from dopant atoms in semiconductors from core loss electron energy-loss spectra – a combination with density functional theory calculations”
    International Workshop on “Computational Methods in Transmission Electron Microscopy, Ringberg, Germany, 23-26 January 2013
  • F.-J. Haug et al.
    “Light trapping in thin film solar cells”
    Dwek school on nano-plasmonics, Weizman Institute, Rehovot, Israel (Dec. 2012)
  • F.-J. Haug et al.
    “Light trapping in thin film silicon solar cells with periodic texture”
    Asian Photonics Conference, The Optical Society, Guangzhou, PR China, (Nov. 2012)
  • F.-J. Haug et al.
    “Optics and device performance – a trade-off”
    Invited talk at the SOLAR topical workshop, The Optical Society, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, (Nov. 2012)
  • W. Soppe
    “Nanoimprint lithography of textures for light trapping in thin film solar cells”
    27th EU PVSEC Frankfurt, September 2012
  • W. Soppe
    “Nanoimprint lithography of textures for light trapping in thin film solar cells”
    OSA workshop, Eindhoven, September 2012
  • W. Soppe
    “Enhanced light trapping in thin film silicon solar cells through nano-imprinted light scattering textures”
    PVTC2012, Aix en Provence, 5-8 June 2012
  • W. Soppe
    “Nanoimprint lithography of textures for light trapping in thin film solar cells”
    ICCG9 Breda, June 2012
  • M. Sever, B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, M. Topic
    "3D optical modelling of thin-film silicon solar cells"
    4th Slovenian Photovoltaic Conference and Euroregional Workshop on Photovoltaics (SLO-PV 2012, 19-20 June 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia (oral presentation)
  • C. Pahud, V. Savu, M. Klein, O. Vazquez-Mena, F. -J. Haug, J. Brugger, and C. Ballif
    “Stencil-nanopatterned back reflectors for thin-film amorphous silicon n-i-p solar cells: plasmonic grating versus metallic grating”
    presented at the IEEE PVSC 2012, Austin (June 2012)
  • R. Biron, S. Hänni, M. Boccard, C. Pahud, G. Bugnon, L. Ding, S. Nicolay, G. Parascandolo, F. Meillaud, M. Despeisse, F. –J. Haug and C. Ballif
    “Optimization of the asymmetric intermediate reflector morphology for high stabilized efficiency thin n-i-p micromorph solar cells”
    presented at the IEEE PVSC 2012, Austin (June 2012)
  • M. Duchamp, C.B. Boothroyd, M.S. Moreno, B.B. Van Aken, W.J. Soppe and R.E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Characterization of roll-to-roll thin film silicon solar cells on foil using electron energy-loss spectroscopy”
    E-MRS 2012 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, 14-18 May 2012
  • F.-J. Haug
    “Light trapping in thin film silicon solar cells”
    PROPHET EU-project workshop, Pavia (March 2012)
  • M. Sever, B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, M. Topic
    "Optimisation of periodic surface-textures of thin-film silicon solar cells using 3D optical modelling with realistic parameters"
    International workshop on thin-film silicon solar cells IWTFSSC-4, March 19-23 2012, Neuchatel, Switzerland (poster presentation)
  • J. Krc, M. Sever, B. Lipovsek, A. Campa, M. Topic
    "Approaches and challenges in optical modelling of thin-film silicon solar cells"
    International workshop on thin-film silicon solar cells IWTFSSC-4, March 19-23 2012, Neuchatel, Switzerland (oral presentation)
  • J. Krc, B. Lipovsek, A. Campa, M. Sever, M. Topic
    "Development and application of optical models for thin-film silicon solar cells"
    International Workshop on Modelling of Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells, February 7-8 2012, Oldenburg, Germany (oral presentation)
  • F.-J. Haug et al.
    “Excitation of plasmon and guided mode resonances in thin film silicon solar cells”
    International Workshop on Modelling of Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells, Oldenburg, Germany (Feb. 2012)
  • M. Duchamp, C.B. Boothroyd, K. Söderström, A. Kovács, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif and R. E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Surface plasmon mapping of the silver layer in a silicon solar cell using energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy”
    Proceedings of 15th European Microscopy Congress Manchester Central (2012)
  • F.-J. Haug et al.
    “Improvement of the open circuit voltage in amorphous silicon solar cells by modifying the ITO front electrode”
    presented at the 26th EUPVSEC, Hamburg (Sept. 2011)
  • W. Soppe
    “Silicon-Light, a FP7 project aiming at high efficiency thin film silicon solar cells on foil.”
    26th EU PVSEC, Hamburg, September 2011
  • F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, A. Naqavi, and C. Ballif
    “Excitation of guided-mode resonances in thin film silicon solar cells” presented at the MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco (April 2011)
  • J Escarré, C Battaglia, K Söderström, C Pahud, R Biron, M. Despeisse, S. Nicolay, F J Haug and C Ballif
    “UV imprinted textures to achieve high efficiency thin film silicon solar cells”
    MRS workshop on light trapping, Denver (Oct. 2011)
  • B.B. Van Aken et al.
    "Inline deposited thin-film silicon solar cells on imprinted foil"
    Conf. Proc. 26th EU PVSEC, 2562-2565, Hamburg, September 2011 Poster presentation
  • B.B. Van Aken et al.
    "Boron concentration measurements at the i/p interface in nip a-Si solar cells"
    Conf. Proc. 26th EU PVSEC, 2637-2640, Hamburg, September 2011 Poster presentation
  • Paul Lippens, Mark Haldemann, Yves Van Rompaey and Klaus Leitner “Economics of Depositing AZO-Front TCO Coatings with High Wall Thickness Rotary Sintered Ceramic Targets”
    presented at the 26th European Photo-Voltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU-PVSEC), (Sept. 2011, Hamburg, D)
  • B.B. Van Aken, M. Duchamp, C.B. Boothroyd, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, W. Soppe
    “EELS measurements of boron concentration profiles in p-a-Si and nip a-Si solar cells”
    24th International Conference on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors, Nara, Japan, 21-26 August 2011
  • R. Biron et al.
    “Origin of the Voc enhancement with a p-doped nc-SiOx:H window layer in n-i-p solar cells”
    presented at the 24th ICANS conference in Nara (Aug. 2011)
  • J. Löffler et al.
    "Dynamically deposited thin-film silicon solar cells on imprinted foil using linear PECVD sources"
    37th IEEE PV Specialists conference, Seattle, June 2011. Poster presentation
  • M. Duchamp, C. B. Boothroyd, A. Kovács, S. Kadkhodazadeh, T. Kasama, M. S. Moreno, B. B. Van Aken, J.-P. Barnes, M. Veillerot, S. B. Newcomb and R. E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Mapping boron in silicon solar cells using electron energy-loss spectroscopy”
    18th Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials, Cambridge, UK, 4-7 April 2011
  • M. Duchamp et al.
    MSM2011 Conference, Cambridge, March 2011, J. Phys. Conf. Series 326 (2011) 012052. Oral presentation
  • K. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, C. Pahud, R. Biron, J. Escarré, M. Duchamp, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski and C. Ballif
    "Reflectance Improvement by Thermal Annealing of Sputtered Ag/ZnO Back Reflector for a-Si:H Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells"
    MRS Proceedings DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.812 (2011) – Oral presentation
  • F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, A. Naqavi, and C. Ballif
    “Excitation of guided-mode resonances in thin film silicon solar cells” presented at the MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco (2011)
  • F.-J. Haug et al.
    “Plasmon and guided mode resonances in periodically textured thin film silicon solar cells”
    invited presentation at the MRS Fall meeting, Boston (2011)
  • M. Duchamp, K. Söderström, Q. Jeangros, C.B. Boothroyd, A. Kovács, T. Kasama, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski
    "Transmission electron microscopy of the textured silver back reflector of a thin film silicon solar cell: from crystallography to optical absorption"
    Proceedings of 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (2011) 2554 – Poster presentation
  • P. Couty, M. Duchamp, K. Söderström, A. Kovács, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, L. Sansonnens, Y. Ziegler
    "Transmission electron microscopy of amorphous tandem thin-film silicon modules produced by a roll-to-roll process on plastic foil”
    Proceedings of 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (2011) 2395 – Oral presentation
  • B.B. Van Aken et al.
    "Thin film Si solar cells fabricated in a roll-to-roll deposition system with linear PECVD sources"
    Int. Workshop on Thin Film Si Solar Cells, Nagasaki, October 2010, Poster presentation
  • B.B. Van Aken et al.
    "Flexible thin film Si solar cells fabricated by linear PECVD sources"
    MRS Workshop PV materials and manufacturing, Denver, October 2010. Poster presentation
  • M. Duchamp et al.
    “Mapping boron in silicon solar cells using electron energy-loss spectroscopy”
    EELS Workshop, ETH Zürich, October 2010. Oral presentation
  • M. Duchamp, A. Kovács, S. Kadkhodazadeh, C.B. Boothroyd, R.V. Matheiu, B.B. Van Aken, S.B. Newcomb and R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, “Mapping boron in silicon colar cells using electron energy-loss spectroscopy”
    EELS Workshop, ETH Zürich, October 2010
  • R. Biron, C. Eminian, F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
    “Open circuit voltage improvement using amorphous silicon p-layer for flexible n-i-p solar cells”
    presented at the 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Valencia Sept. 2010.
  • F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, C. Ballif, H. Sai, and M. Kondo
    “Micromorph n-i-p tandem cells with asymmetric intermediate reflectors”
    presented at the 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Valencia Sept. 2010.
  • B.B. Van Aken et al.
    "Roll to Roll Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells Using Linear PECVD Sources"
    EU PV SEC, Valencia, September 2010. Poster presentation
  • B. Lipovsek, M. Cvek, A. Campa, J. Krc, M. Topic
    “Analysis and optimization of periodic surface textures in thin-film silicon solar cells”
    Proc of. 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition /5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 6-10 September 2010, Valencia, Spain, p. 3120

 

Journal publications

  • M. Duchamp, C.B. Boothroyd, S. Moreno, B.B. van Aken, W. Soppe, and R.E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Electron energy-loss spectroscopy of boron-doped layers in amorphous thin film Si solar cells”
    J. Appl. Phys. 113, 093513 (2013); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4793587
  • M. Duchamp, M. Lachmann, C.B. Boothroyd, A. Kovàcs, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif and R.E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Compositional study of defects in microcrystalline silicon solar cells using transmission electron microscopy”
    Appl. Phys. Lett. (submitted in January 2013)
  • C. Pahud, V. Savu, M. Klein, O. Vazquez-Mena, F. -J. Haug, J. Brugger, and C. Ballif
    “Stencil-nanopatterned back reflectors for thin-film amorphous silicon n-i-p solar cells: plasmonic grating versus metallic grating”
    IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 3(1), p22 (2013)
  • R. Biron, S. Hänni, M. Boccard, C. Pahud, G. Bugnon, L. Ding, S. Nicolay, G. Parascandolo, F. Meillaud, M. Despeisse, F. –J. Haug and C. Ballif “Optimization of the asymmetric intermediate reflector morphology for high stabilized efficiency thin n-i-p micromorph solar cells”
    IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 3(1), p45 (2013)
  • R. Biron, C. Pahud, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif
    “Origin of the Voc enhancement with a p-doped nc-SiOx:H window layer in n-i-p solar cells”
    Journal of Noncrystalline Solids 358(17), p1958 (2012)
  • Diego Fischer
    “Herstellung flexible amorpher Siliziummodule”
    ep-Photovoltaik, 5/6-2012, p55-58
  • K. Söderström, G. Bugnon, R. Biron, C. Pahud, F. Meillaud, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif
    “Thin film silicon triple junction solar cell with 12.5% stable efficiency on innovative flat light scattering substrate”
    Journal of Applied Physics 112(11), p114503 (2012)
  • F.-J. Haug, R. Biron, G. Kratzer, F. Leresche, C. Ballif, M. Dissel, S. Kretschmer, W. Soppe, P. Lippens, K. Leitner
    “Improvement of the open circuit voltage in amorphous silicon solar cells by modifying the ITO front electrode”
    Progress in Photovoltaics 20(6), p727 (2012)
  • F.-J. Haug, A. Naqavi and C. Ballif
    “Diffraction and absorption enhancement from textured back reflectors in thin film solar cells”
    Journal of Applied Physics 112, p024516 (2012)
  • Haihua Li et al.
    “Light trapping in amorphous silicon solar cells with periodic grating structures”
    Optics Communications 285 (2012) 808–815
  • F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, A. Naqavi, and C. Ballif
    "Resonances and absorption enhancement in thin film silicon solar cells with periodic interface texture”
    Journal of Applied Physics 109, p084516 (2011)
  • K. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, J. Escarré, C. Pahud, R. Biron, and C. Ballif, “Highly reflective nanotextured sputtered silver back reflector for flexible high-efficiency n-i-p thin-film solar cells”
    Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95(12), p3585 (2011)
  • R. Biron, C. Pahud, F.-J. Haug, J. Escarré, K. Söderström, C. Ballif “Window layer with p-doped silicon oxide for high Voc thin film silicon n-i-p solar cells”
    Journal of Applied Physics 110, p124511 (2011)
  • M. Duchamp, A. Ramar, A. Kovács, T. Kasama, F.-J. Haug, S. B. Newcomb, C. Ballif and R. E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Conventional and 360 degree electron tomography of a micro- crystalline silicon solar cell”
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 326 (2011) 012057
  • M. Duchamp, C. B. Boothroyd, A. Kovács, S. Kadkhodazadeh, T. Kasama, M. S. Moreno, B. B. Van Aken, J.-P. Barnes, M. Veillerot, S. B. Newcomb and R. E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Mapping boron in silicon solar cells using electron energy-loss spectroscopy”
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 326 (2011) 012052
  • B.B. Van Aken et al.
    "Dynamically deposited thin-film silicon solar cells on imprinted foil"
    E-MRS conference, Nice, May 2011, Energy Procedia 10 (2011) 88-93. Oral presentation
  • M. Duchamp, A. Ramar, A. Kovács, T. Kasama, F.-J. Haug, S. B. Newcomb, C. Ballif and R. E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Conventional and 360 degree electron tomography of a micro- crystalline silicon solar cell”
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 326 (2011) 012057
  • M. Duchamp, C. B. Boothroyd, A. Kovács, S. Kadkhodazadeh, T. Kasama, M. S. Moreno, B. B. Van Aken, J.-P. Barnes, M. Veillerot, S. B. Newcomb and R. E. Dunin-Borkowski
    “Mapping boron in silicon solar cells using electron energy-loss spectroscopy”
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 326 (2011) 012052
  • Jian Chen et al.
    “Microstructured design of metallic diffraction gratings for light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells”
    Optics Communications 283 (2010) 5236–5244
  • Jian Chen et al.
    “Microstructured design for light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells”
    Optical Engineering 49 (8), 088001 (August 2010)