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Solution-based processing is a rapidly growing area in the electronics and photonics field due to the possibility of reducing fabrication costs of materials for solar cells, transistors, memory and many other devices. Moreover thanks to its intrinsic nature it provides the possibility to perform conformal processing on structured surfaces. Most of the solution-processing work has so far been devoted to organic materials, but in this work an approach focused on nanostructured silicon is presented. The idea consists in the immersion of a silicon wafer, with Si nanowires grown on top, in a chemical bath containing dopant precursors molecules diluted in a solvent. The molecules deposit from the liquid all over the exposed surfaces and work as a dopant source for the Si nanowires during successive thermal annealing. Doping levels of 1×1019 cm−3 are controllably obtained without structural damage and hetero-interfaces …
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2015

Rosaria A Puglisi, Cristina Garozzo, Corrado Bongiorno, Salvatore Di Franco, Markus Italia, Giovanni Mannino, Silvia Scalese, Antonino La Magna

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Volume: 132 Pages: 118-122
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells