An 8% efficient layered Schottky-barrier solar cell

W. A. Anderson, A. E. Delahoy, R. A. Milano

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An 8.1% efficient 1-cm2 Schottky-barrier solar cell has been fabricated in our laboratory using a layered Schottky barrier on <100> 2-Ω cm p-type silicon. Reproducible results have been obtained on the layered structure which involves 44-Å Cr adjacent to the silicon to obtain good photovoltaic voltage and a 58-Å Cu overlayer to decrease cell resistance. The layered structure provides good control of barrier height, resistance, and optical transmission. Application of this approach should produce a 15% efficient Schottky solar cell and be readily applied to thin-film silicon solar cells when high-quality thin silicon films have been developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3913-3915
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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