Impact of Advanced Hydrogenation Processes on Passivated Contact Structures

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Next-generation of silicon solar cells will feature passivated contact structures with superior surface passivation properties. In recent years, a whole array of materials have emerged as promising electron- or hole- selective contacts for high-efficiency silicon solar cells. Yet, to date, work on these structures to improve surface passivation has used conventional hydrogenation processes, and the structures have typically been used on high-quality silicon substrates. This project will investigate the impact of advanced hydrogenation processes on the fundamental behaviour of such structures, and their compatibility with bulk hydrogenation for low-quality silicon.

An ideal candidate would have a background in photovoltaic engineering, material science or solid state physics, with knowledge on the operation of silicon solar cells and an honours or Masters thesis in a relevant field. The candidate should be able to work well in a team as well as independently.

Supervisory team
Brett
Hallam

Engineering
Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
Bram
Hoex

Engineering
Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
Udo
Römer

Engineering
Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
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brett.hallam@unsw.edu.au