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Quantum confinement in mixed phase silicon thin films grown by co-deposition plasma processing

Journal: 
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume: 
129
Pages: 
7-12
Year Published: 
January, 2014
DOI: 
10.1016/j.solmat.2013.10.028
Solely Supported by the EFRC: 
Not Solely supported by the EFRC
Non-Peer-Reviewed: 
No
Author: 
Fields, J. D.
McMurray, S.
Wienkes, L. R.
Trask, J.
Anderson, C.
Miller, P. L.
Simonds, Brian J.
Kakalios, J.
Kortshagen, Uwe R.
Lusk, M. T.
Collins, Reuben T.
Taylor, P. Craig
Acknowledgements: 
This work acknowledges primary funding through the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, and Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Authors M.T. Lusk, R.T Collins, and P.C. Taylor acknowledge funding through the Renewable Energy MRSEC at Colorado School of Mines, under NSF Contract no. DMR 0820518, and funding under DOE SunShot awardDE-EE0005326. The University of Minnesota authors acknowledge support by NSF Grant DMR-0705675, an Xcel Energy Grant under RDF Contract no.#RD3-25, the NINN Characterization Facility and the Nanofabrication Center. Finally, we thank our colleagues at United Solar Ovonics, Inc., for a long standing collaboration in synthesis and characterization activities concerning a/nc-Si:H materials. Finally, the authors are pleased to dedicate this work to the memory of Professor J. David Cohen whose many important contributions to our understanding of defects in semiconductors are both significant and lasting. Corrected acknowledgments: J.D.F. acknowledges funding from the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES). P.C.T. acknowledges funding through the Renewable Energy MRSEC at Colorado School of Mines, under NSF Contract no. DMR 0820518. M.T.L. and R.T.C. acknowledge funding under DOE SunShot award DE-EE0005326. U.K. acknowledges support by NSF Grant DMR-0705675. J.T. and C. A. acknowledge funding by the Xcel Energy Grant under RDF Contract no.#RD3-25. Part of this work was carried out at the NINN Characterization Facility and the Nanofabrication Center. We thank our colleagues at United Solar Ovonics, Inc., for a long-standing collaboration in synthesis and characterization activities concerning a/nc-Si:H materials. Finally, the authors are pleased to dedicate this work to the memory of Professor J. David Cohen whose many important contributions to our understanding of defects in semiconductors are both significant and lasting.

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