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Laser irradiation of ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al transparent contacts is investigated for segmentation purposes. The quality of the irradiated areas has been experimentally evaluated by separation resistance measurements, and the results are complemented with a thermal model used for numerical simulations of the laser process. The presence of the Ag interlayer plays two key effects on the laser scribing process by increasing the maximum temperature reached in the structure and accelerating the cool down process. These evidences can promote the use of ultra-thin ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al electrode in large-area products, such as for solar modules.
Springer New York
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2013

Isodiana Crupi, Stefano Boscarino, Giacomo Torrisi, Giorgia Scapellato, Salvatore Mirabella, Giovanni Piccitto, Francesca Simone, Antonio Terrasi

Biblio References: 
Volume: 8 Issue: 1 Pages: 392
Nanoscale Research Letters