Publications 2014

Abou-Ras, D.; Dietrich, J.; Kavalakkatt, J.; Nichterwitz, M.; Schäfer, N.; Schmidt, S.S.; Schaffer, B.; Schaffer, M.; Koch, C.T.; Müller, M.M.; Bertram, F.; Christen, J.; Wilkinson, A.J.; Bauer, F.: Structure-property relationships in thin-film solar cells on multiple scales by correlative electron microscopy. In: Pavel Hozak [Ed.] : Proceedings of the 18th International Microscopy Conference (IMC2014), Prague, Czech. ISFM - CSMS, 2014. - ISBN 978-80-260-6721-4, p. MS-14-IN-2388/1

Albrecht, S.; Grootoonk, B.; Neubert, S.; Roland, S.; Wördenweber, J.; Meier, M.; Schlatmann, R.; Gordijn, A.; Neher, D.: Efficient hybrid inorganic/organic tandem solar cells with tailored recombination contacts. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 127 (2014), p. 157-162

Brunken, S.; Greiner, D.; Allaf Navirian, H.; Kaufmann, C.; Unold, T.: Co-evaporated CuInSe2: Influence of growth temperature and Na on solar cell performance. In: 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC 2014) : Denver, Colorado, USA, 8 - 13 June 2014. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2014. - ISBN 978-1-4799-4397-5, p. 3629-3632

Buffière, M.; Brammertz, G.; Batuk, M.; Verbist, C.; Mangin, D.; Köble, C.; Hadermann, J.; Meuris, M.; Poortmans, J.: Microstructural analysis of 9.7% efficient Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin film solar cells. Applied Physics Letters 105 (2014), p. 183903/1-5

Buffière, M.; Brammertz, G.; Oueslati, S.; El Anzeery, H.; Bekaert, J.; Messaoud, K.; Köble, C.; Khelifi, S.; Meuris, M.; Poortmans, J.: Spectral current-voltage analysis of kesterite solar cells. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (2014)

Caballero, R.; Nichterwitz, M.; Steigert, A.; Eicke, A.; Lauermann, I.; Schock, H.W.; Kaufmann, C.A.: Impact of Na on MoSe2 formation at the CIGSe/Mo interface in thin-film solar cells on polyimide foil at low process temperatures. Acta Materialia 63 (2014), p. 54-62

Calnan, S.: Applications of oxide coatings in photovoltaic devices. Coatings 4 (2014), p. 162-202

Calnan, S.; Riedel, W.; Gledhill, S.; Stannowski, B.; Schlatmann, R.; Lux-Steiner, M.Ch.: Zinc oxide films grown by galvanic deposition from 99% metals basis zinc nitrate electrolyte. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (2014), p. 9626-9635

Cruz-Lemus, D.; Gracia-Pinilla, M.; Hurtado, M.; Guzmán, G.; Lauermann, I.: CZTS thins films grown by a sequential deposition of precursors. Chalcogenide Letters 11 (2014), p. 433-441
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Dietrich, J.; Abou-Ras, D.; Schmidt, S.S.; Rissom, T.; Unold, T.; Cojocaru-Mirédin, O.; Niermann, T.; Lehmann, M.; Koch, C.T.; Boit, C.: Origins of electrostatic potential wells at dislocations in polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films. Journal of Applied Physics 115 (2014), p. 103507/1-12

Friedrich, F.; Herfurth, N.; Teodoreanu, A.; Sontheimer, T.; Preidel, V.; Rech, B.; Boit, C.: Micro-contacting of single and periodically arrayed columnar silicon structures by focused ion beam techniques. Applied Physics Letters 104 (2014), p. 242104/1-3

Gabriel, O.; Frijnts, T.; Calnan, S.; Ring, S.; Kirner, S.; Opitz, A.; Rothert, I.; Rhein, H.; Zelt, M.; Bhatti, K.; Zollondz, J.-H.; Heidelberg, A.; Haschke, J.; Amkreutz, D.; Gall, S.; Friedrich, F.; Stannowski, B.; Rech, B.; Schlatmann, R.: PECVD Intermediate and Absorber Layers Applied in Liquid-Phase Crystallized Silicon Solar Cells on Glass Substrates. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 4 (2014), p. 1343-1348

Gabriel, O.; Kirner, S.; Klick, M.; Stannowski, B.; Schlatmann, R.: Plasma monitoring and PECVD process control in thin film silicon-based solar cell manufacturing. EPJ Photovoltaics 5 (2014), p. 55202/p1-p9

Gref, O.; Sandström, J.; Weizman, M.; Rhein, H.; Gall, S.; Schlatmann, R.; Boit, C.; Friedrich, F.: Investigation of Laser-fired Rear-side Point Contacts of Laser-crystallized Silicon Thin-film Solar Cells by Conductive Probe Atomic Force Microscopy. Energy Procedia 60 (2014), p. 76-80
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Grootoonk, B.; Woerdenweber, J.; Gordijn, A.; Gabriel, O.; Meier, M.: Monitoring of powder formation via optical emission spectroscopy and self-bias-voltage measurements for high depletion μc-Si:H deposition regimes. Canadian Journal of Physics 92 (2014), p. 736-739

Guenthner, M.; Pscherer, M.; Kaufmann, C.; Motz, G.: High emissivity coatings based on polysilazanes for flexible Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 123 (2014), p. 97-103

Kaufmann, C.A.; Greiner, D.; Harndt, S.; Klenk, R.; Brunken, S.; Schlatmann, R.; Nichterwitz, M.; Schock, H.-W.; Unold, T.; Zajac, K.; Brunner, S.; Daume, F.; Scheit, C.; Puttnins, S.; Braun, A.; Rahm, A.; Wuerz, R.; Kessler, F.; Guenthner, M.; Pscherer, M.; Ihlow, S.; Motz, G.; Morgner, H.; G., R.; Lambrecht, A.; T., J.; Spietz, P.; Schülke, P.: FLEXIBLE Cu(In,Ga)Se2 THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS - RECENT RESULTS FROM A GERMAN JOINT PROJECT (PIPV2). In: T. P. Bokhoven ... [Ed.] : 29th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition : proceedings of the international conference held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 - 26 September 2014. München: WIP, 2014. - ISBN 3-936338-34-5, p. 1439 - 1443
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Kirner, S.; Hammerschmidt, M.; Schwanke, C.; Lockau, D.; Calnan, S.; Frijnts, T.; Neubert, S.; Schöpke, A.; Schmidt, F.; Zollondz, J.-H.; Heidelberg, A.; Stannowski, B.; Rech, B.; Schlatmann, R.: Implications of TCO Topography on Intermediate Reflector Design for a-Si/μc-Si Tandem Solar Cells - Experiments and Rigorous Optical Simulations. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 4 (2014), p. 10-15
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Kirner, Simon: Development of wide band gap materials for thin film silicon solar cells. , 2014
Technische Universität Berlin
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Klenk, R.; Steigert, A.; Gerhardt, P.; Hergert, F.; Kaufmann, C.A.; Lauermann, I.; Oertel, M.; Pistor, P.; Zweigart, S.; Lux-Steiner, M.Ch.: Sputtered Zn(O,S): a promising approach to dry inline fabrication of Cdfree CIGS modules. In: IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC) 2014 : Denver, Colorado, USA, 8 - 13 June 2014. IEEE, 2014. - ISBN 978-1-4799-4398-2, p. 959-962

Lehmann, J.; Lehmann, S.; Lauermann, I.; Rissom, T.; Kaufmann, C.A.; Lux-Steiner, M.C.; Bär, M.; Sadewasser, S.: Reliable wet-chemical cleaning of natively oxidized high-efficiency Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cell absorbers. Journal of Applied Physics 116 (2014), p. 233502/1-11

Mazzarella, L.; Kirner, S.; Mews, M.; Conrad, E.; Korte, L.; Stannowski, B.; Rech, B.; Schlatmann, R.: Comparison of TMB and B2H6 as precursors for emitter doping in high efficiency silicon hetero junction solar cells. Energy Procedia 60 (2014), p. 123-128
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Merdes, S.; Malinen, V.; Ziem, F.; Lauermann, I.; Schüle, M.; Stober, F.; Hergert, F.; Papathanasiou, N.; Schlatmann, R.: Zn(O,S) buffer prepared by atomic layer deposition for sequentially grown Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2 solar cells and modules. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 126 (2014), p. 120-124

Mönig, H.; Lockhorn, D.; Aghdassi, N.; Timmer, A.; Kaufmann, C.; Caballero, R.; Zacharias, H.; Fuchs, H.: Heat Induced Passivation of CuInSe2 Surfaces: A Strategy to Optimize the Efficiency of Chalcopyrite Thin Film Solar Cells? Advanced Materials Interfaces 1 (2014), p. 1300040/1-7

Neubert, S.: Innovative front contact systems for a-Si:H/μc-Si:H solar cells based on thermally treated zinc oxide. , 2014
TU Berlin

Neubert, S.; Ring, S.; Welker, F.; Götzendörfer, S.; Ruske, F.; Stannowski, B.; Schlatmann, R.; Rech, B.: Very thin, highly-conductive ZnO:Al front electrode on textured glass as substrate for thin film silicon solar cells. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters 8 (2014), p. 44-47

Neubert, S.; Wimmer, M.; Ruske, F.; Calnan, S.; Gabriel, O.; Stannowski, B.; Schlatmann, R.; Rech, B.: Improved conversion efficiency of a-Si:H/μc-Si:H thin-film solar cells by using annealed Al-doped zinc oxide as front electrode material. Progress in Photovoltaics 22 (2014), p. 1285-1291

Ott, A.; Ring, S.; Yin, G.; Calvet, W.; Stannowski, B.; Lu, Y.; Schlatmann, R.; Ballauff, M.: Efficient Plasmonic Scattering of Colloidal Silver Particles Through Annealing-Induced Changes. Nanotechnology 25 (2014), p. 455706/1-8

Pistor, P.; Greiner, D.; Kaufmann, C.; Brunken, S.; Gorgoi, M.; Steigert, A.; Calvet, W.; Lauermann, I.; Klenk, R.; Unold, T.; Lux-Steiner, M.Ch.: Experimental indication for band gap widening of chalcopyrite solar cell absorbers after potassium fluoride treatment. Applied Physics Letters 105 (2014), p. 063901/1-4

Riedel, W.; Wiesner, S.; Greiner, D.; Hinrichs, V.; Rusu, M.; Lux-Steiner, M.Ch.: Hybrid solar cells with ZnO-nanorods and dry processed small molecule absorber. Applied Physics Letters 104 (2014), p. 173503/1-4

Rodriguez-Alvarez, H.; Barreau, N.; Kaufmann, C.; Weber, A.; Klaus, M.; Painchaud, T.; Schock, H.; Mainz, R.: Corrigendum: Recrystallization of Cu(In,Ga)Se-2 thin films studied by X-ray diffraction. Acta Materialia 79 (2014), p. 436
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Rodriguez-Alvarez, H.; Mainz, R.; Sadewasser, S.: A one-dimensional Fickian model to predict the Ga depth profiles in three-stage Cu(In,Ga)Se2. Journal of Applied Physics 115 (2014), p. 204913

Rohde, M.; Zelt, M.; Gabriel, O.; Neubert, S.; Kirner, S.; Severin, D.; Stolley, T.; Rau, B.; Stannowski, B.; Schlatmann, R.: Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition process optimization for thin film silicon tandem junction solar cells. Thin Solid Films 558 (2014), p. 337-343

Ruske, F.; Schönau, S.; Ring, S.; Neubert, S.; Stannowski, B.; Sittinger, V.; Götzendörfer, S.; Rech, B.: Material properties of high-mobility TCOs and application to solar cells. In: Ferechteh H. Teherani ... [Ed.] : Oxide-based Materials and Devices V : 2 - 5 February 2014, San Francisco, California, United States . SPIE, 2014 (Proceedings of SPIE ; 8987). - ISBN 978-0-8194-9900-4, p. 898723/1-9
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Scherg-Kurmes, H.; Ring, S.; Calnan, S.; Stannowski, B.; Szyszka, B.; Schlatmann, R.; Rech, B.: Comparative study of backside reflectors on a-Si:H/μc-Si:H thin film solar cells. Physica Status Solidi A 211 (2014), p. 2078-2081

Schmidt, S.S.; Dietrich, J.; Koch, C.T.; Schaffer, B.; Schaffer, M.; Klingsporn, M.; Merdes, S.; Abou-Ras, D.: Interfaces and Extended Structural Defects in Chalcopyrite Thin-Film Solar Cells Studied by Transmission Electron Microscopy. Microscopy and Microanalysis 20 (2014), p. 530-531

Schönau, S.; Ruske, F.; Neubert, S.; Rech, B.: Annealing related changes in near-edge absorption and structural properties of Al-doped ZnO thin films. Physica Status Solidi C 11 (2014), p. 1468-1471

Schönau, S.; Ruske, F.; Neubert, S.; Rech, B.: Investigation of Band Tailing in Sputtered ZnO:Al Thin Films Regarding Structural Properties and Impurities. In: S. Magdassi ... [Ed.] : 2014 MRS Spring Meeting - Symposium LL – Transparent Electrodes . Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014 (MRS Proceedings ; 1699), p. ll09-04/1-6
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Sontheimer, T.; Amkreutz, D.; Schulz, K.; Woebkenberg, P.H.; Guenther, C.; Bakumov, V.; Erz, J.; Mader, C.; Traut, S.; Ruske, F.; Weizman, M.; Schnegg, A.; Patz, M.; Trocha, M.; Wunnicke, O.; Rech, B.: Solution-processed crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells. Advanced Materials Interfaces 1 (2014), p. 1300046/1-6

Stannowski, B.; Ruske, F.; Neubert, S.; Schönau, S.; Ring, S.; Calnan, S.; Wimmer, M.; Gabriel, O.; Szyszka, B.; Rech, B.; Schlatmann, R.: Potential of high-mobility sputtered zinc oxide as front contact for high efficiency thin film silicon solar cells. Thin Solid Films 555 (2014), p. 138–142

Stelmaszczyk, K.; Schultz, C.; Schüle, M.; Weizman, M.; Kaufmann, C.A.; Schlatmann, R.; Rau, B.; Quaschning, V.; Stegemann, B.; Fink, F.: Investigation of Thin-Film CIGS Degradation under P2 Scribe Laser Illumination. In: 29th EU PVSEC Conference Proceedings : Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22 - 26 September 2014. München, 2014. - ISBN 3-936338-34-5, p. 1763-1769
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Strothkämper, C.; Bartelt, A.; Eichberger, R.; Kaufmann, C.; Unold, T.: Microscopic mobilities and cooling dynamics of photoexcited carriers in polycrystalline CuInSe2. Physical Review B 89 (2014), p. 115204/1-7

Unold, T.; Hempel, H.; Strothkämper, C.; Kaufmann, C.; Eichberger, R.; Bartelt, A.: Charge carrier mobilities and dynamics in thin film compound semiconductor materials from transient Thz absorption. In: IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2014 : Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, 8-13 June 2014. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2014. - ISBN 978-1-4799-4398-2, p. 2066-2069

Weizman, M.; Rhein, H.; Dore, J.; Gall, S.; Klimm, C.; Andrä, G.; Schultz, C.; Fink, F.; Rau, B.; Schlatmann, R.: Efficiency and stability enhancement of laser-crystallized polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells by laser firing of the absorber contacts. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 120 (2014), p. 521-525

Mews, M.; Conrad, E.; Kirner, S.; Mingirulli, N.; Korte, L.: Hydrogen plasma treatments of amorphous/crystalline silicon-heterojunctions. Energy Procedia 55 (2014), p. 827-833
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Ring, S.; Neubert, S.; Ruske, F.; Stannowski, B.; Fink, F.; Schlatmann, R.: Direct pulsed laser interference texturing for light trapping in a-Si:H/μc-Si:H tandem solar cells. In: Ralf B. Wehrspohn; Andreas Gombert [Eds.] : Photonics for Solar Energy Systems V. Washington, DC.: SPIE, 2014 (Proceedings of the SPIE ; 9140). - ISBN 978-1-62841-088-4, p. 914015/1-6