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Conductivity Mobility and Hall Mobility in Compensated Multicrystalline Silicon
F. Schindler, J. Broisch, W. Kwapil, J. Giesecke, M.C. Schubert, W. Warta
Compensation, Multicrystalline-Silicon, Mobility
Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cells and Materials Technology
Subtopic: Mono- and Multicrystalline Silicon Materials and Cells
Event: 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 6-10 September 2010, Valencia, Spain
Session: 2CV.3.83
2364 - 2368
ISBN: 3-936338-26-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/25thEUPVSEC2010-2CV.3.83
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The knowledge of the majority carrier mobility in silicon as a function of dopant density is of utmost importance for a correct quantitative evaluation of a variety of lifetime measurements. However, only for monocrystalline silicon doped with either boron (concentration NA) or phosphorus (concentration ND), sufficient reliable experimental data exists as well as good models. In the presence of both dopants, in so called compensated silicon, a reduced mobility is expected. It seems that the model of Klaassen provides acceptable values for the mobility in lowly compensated monocrystalline silicon as a function of NA + ND [1]. For more strongly compensated monocrystalline silicon and for multicrystalline silicon, it is not sure if this model is still applicable. In this contribution, the conductivity mobility of majority carrier holes as well as the Hall mobility in compensated and non-compensated multicrystalline (mc) p-type silicon is investigated and compared with the established mobility models as well as with the data from monocrystalline silicon.