Publications: Investigation of defects and interfaces in silicon wafers

Journal Papers

The impact of surface damage region and edge recombination on the effective lifetime of silicon wafers at low illumination conditions

Journal of Applied Physics, 2015

Z. Hameiri, F.J. Ma

Recombination parameters of lifetime-limiting carrier-induced defects in multicrystalline silicon for solar cells

Applied Physics Letters, 2017

C. Vargas, Y. Zhu, G. Coletti, C. Chan, D. Payne, M. Jensen, Z. Hameiri

Carrier-induced degradation in multicrystalline silicon: Dependence on the silicon nitride passivation layer and hydrogen released during firing

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2018

C. Vargas, K. Kim, G. Coletti, D. Payne, C. Chan, S. Wenham, Z. Hameiri

Impact of dark annealing on the kinetics of light- and elevated temperature-induced degradation

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2018

S. Liu, D. Payne, C. Vargas, D. Chen, M. Kim, C. Sen, U. Varshney, Z. Hameiri, C. Chan, M. Abbott, and S. Wenham

On the transient negative photoconductance in n-type Czochralski silicon

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2018

Y. Zhu, M.K. Juhl, G. Coletti, Z. Hameiri

On the impact of dark annealing and room temperature illumination on p-type multicrystalline silicon wafers

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2019

C. Vargas, G. Coletti, C. Chan, D. Payne, Z. Hameiri

Degradation of surface passivation and bulk in p-type monocrystalline silicon wafers at elevated temperature

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2019

K. Kim, R. Chen, D. Chen, P. Hamer, A. Ciesla (nee Wenham), S. Wenham, Z. Hameiri

Degradation and recovery of n-type multi-crystalline silicon under illuminated and dark annealing conditions at moderate temperatures

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2019

C. Vargas, S. Nei, D. Chen, C. Chan, B. Hallam, G. Coletti, Z. Hameiri

Reassessments of minority carrier traps in silicon with photoconductance decay measurements

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2019

Y. Zhu, M.K. Juhl, G. Coletti, Z. Hameiri

Degradation and regeneration of radiation-induced defects in silicon: A study of vacancy-hydrogen interactions

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2019

M.U. Khan, D. Chen, S. Jafari, T. Ohshima, H. Abe, Z. Hameiri, C.M. Chong, M. Abbott,

Gettering effects of silicon nitride films from various plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition condition

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2019

A.Y Liu, Z. Hameiri, Y. Wan, C. Sun, D. Macdonald

Investigation of two-level defects in injection dependent lifetime spectroscopy

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2020

Y. Zhu, C. Sun, T. Niewelt, G. Coletti, Z. Hameiri

Detailed analysis of radiative transitions from defects in n-type monocrystalline silicon using temperature- and light intensity-dependent spectral photoluminescence

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2020

R.L. Chin, M. Pollard, Y. Zhu, Z. Hameiri

Hydrogenation in multicrystalline silicon: The impact of dielectric film properties and firing conditions

Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2020

H.C. Sio, S.P. Phang, H.T. Nguyen, Z. Hameiri, D. Macdonald

Electrical characterization of thermally activated defects in n-type float-zone silicon

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2021

Y. Zhu, F. Rougieux, N.E. Grant, J.A.T. De Guzman, J.D. Murphy, V.P. Markevich, G.Coletti, A.R. Peaker, Z. Hameiri

Conference Papers

Boron-oxygen defect formation rates and activity at elevated temperatures

Energy Procardia, 2016

P. Hamer, N. Nanpalli, Z. Hameiri, M. Kim, D. Chen, N. Gorman, B. Hallam, M. Abbott, S. Wenham​

Extension of the temperature dependence of iron-boron association rate

26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, 2016

C. Vargas, Z. Hameiri, G. Coletti

Influence of silicon nitride and its hydrogen content on carrier-induced degradation in multicrystalline silicon wafer

33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 2017

C. Vargas, K. Kim, G. Coletti, D. Payne, C. Chan, S. Wenham, Z. Hameiri

Impact of transient trapping on steady state photoconductance lifetime measurements

27th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, 2017

Y. Zhu, M.K. Juhl, G. Coletti, Z. Hameiri

Defect engineering for material-quality improvements in low-capex crystalline silicon—an application of temperature- and injection-dependent lifetime spectroscopy

MRS Fall Meeting, 2017

M.A. Jensen, Y. Zhu, K. Nakajima, M. Juhl, A. Youssef, E.E. Looney, Z. Hameiri, R. Sander, T. Buonassisi

Assessing the defect responsible for LeTID: Temperature- and injection-dependent lifetime spectroscopy

44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2017

M.A. Jensen, Y. Zhu, E.E. Looney, A.E. Morishige, C.V. Castrillon, Z. Hameiri, T. Buonassisi

Understanding the efficiency limitation of silicon material for solar cells

10th International Workshop on Crystalline Silicon for Solar Cells, 2018

M.C. Schubert, F. Schindler, W. Kwapil, F.D. Heinz, T. Niewelt, R. Eberle, Y. Zhu, M.K. Juhl, Z. Hameiri, T. Trupke, F. Rougieux, D. Macdonald

Investigating the different degradation behavior of multicrystalline silicon PERC and Al-BSF solar cells

7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2018

M. Jensen, H.S. Laine, Y. Zhu, C. Vargas, Z. Liu, J.B. Li, Z. Hameiri, T. Buonassisi

Hydrogen-induced degradation

7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2018

A. Wenham, S. Wenham, R. Chen, C. Chan, D. Chen, B. Hallam, D. Payne, T. Fung, M. Kim, S. Liu, S. Wang, K. Kim, A. Samadi, C. Sen, C. Vargas, U. Varshney, B. Vicari Stefani, P. Hamer, G. Bourret-Sicotte, N. Nampalli, Z. Hameiri, C. Chong, M. Abbott

Temperature dependence of slow minority carrier de-trapping in Czochralski silicon with high concentrations of thermal donors

35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 2018

M. Siriwardhana, Y. Zhu, Z. Hameiri, F. Heinz, D. Macdonald F.E. Rougieux

Reassessment of minority carrier traps in silicon during “quasi-steady-state” photoconductance measurements

7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2018

Y. Zhu, M. Juhl, G. Coletti, Z. Hameiri

Kinetics of the degradation and regeneration of p-type multicrystalline silicon under dark anneal

35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 2018

C. Vargas, G. Coletti, D. Payne, C. Chan, Z. Hameiri

Insights into bulk defects in n-type monocrystalline silicon wafers via temperature-dependent micro-photoluminescence spectroscopy

7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2018

R.L. Chin, Y. Zhu, G. Coletti, S. Binetti, M. Pollard, Z. Hameiri

Trapping in multi-crystalline silicon wafers: The impact of firing and laser treatment

Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, 2019

S. Jafari, Y. Zhu, F. Rougieux, Z. Hameiri

An incomplete ionization model for indium in silicon

Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, 2019

V. Siu, S. Nie, Y. Zhu, Z. Hameiri

Trapping in multi-crystalline silicon wafers: Impact of laser treatment and firing

36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2019

S. Jafari, Y. Zhu, F. Rougieux, Z. Hameiri

New insights into the thermally activated defects in n-type float-zone silicon

9th SiliconPV, 2019

Y. Zhu, F. Rougieux, N. Grant, J. Mullins, J.A. De Guzman, J. Murphy, V. Markevich, G. Coletti, A. Peaker, Z. Hameiri

Injection dependent lifetime spectroscopy for two level defects in silicon

46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2019

Y. Zhu, G. Coletti, Z. Hameiri

Boron-oxygen related light-induced degradation of Si solar cells: Transformation between minority carrier trapping and recombination active centers

47th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, 2020 – won the ‘Best Student Award’

S. Jafari, Y. Zhu, F. Rougieux, J.A.T De Guzman, V.P. Markevich, A.R. Peaker, Z. Hameiri

Boron-oxygen-related traps in Czochralski grown silicon

Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, 2020

S. Jafari, Y. Zhu, F. Rougieux, J.A.T. De Guzman, V.P. Markevich, A.R. Peaker, Z. Hameiri

Temperature-dependent characterization of Si-SiO2 interface passivation for corona charged oxides

Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, 2020

S. Nie, R.S. Bonilla, Z. Hameiri

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