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author = {Wu, M and Murphy, J and Jiang, J and Wilshaw, P and Wilkinson, A},
doi = {10.1002/pssa.201800578},
journal = {physica status solidi (a)},
title = {Microstructural evolution of mechanically deformed polycrystalline silicon for kerfless photovoltaics},
url = {},
volume = {216},
year = {2019}

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AB - Silicon wafers for photovoltaics could be produced without kerf loss by rolling, provided sufficient control of defects such as dislocations can be achieved. A study using mainly high resolution electron backscatter diffraction (HREBSD) of the microstructural evolution of Siemens polycrystalline silicon feedstock during a series of processes designed to mimic high temperature rolling is reported here. The starting material is heavily textured and annealing at 1400 °C results in 90% recrystallization and a reduction in average geometrically necessary dislocation (GND) density from >1014 to 1013 m−2. Subsequent compression at 1150 °C – analogous to rolling – produce subgrain boundaries seen as continuous curved high GND content linear features spanning grain interiors. Postdeformation annealing at 1400 °C facilitates a secondary recrystallization process, resulting in large grains typically of 100 μm diameter. HREBSD gives the final average GND density in as 3.2 × 1012 m−2. This value is considerably higher than the dislocation density of 5 × 1010 m−2 from etch pit counting, so the discrepancy is investigated by direct comparison of GND maps and etch pit patterns. The GND map from HREBSD gives erroneously high values at the method's noise floor (≈1012 m−2) in regions with low dislocation densities.
AU - Wu,M
AU - Murphy,J
AU - Jiang,J
AU - Wilshaw,P
AU - Wilkinson,A
DO - 10.1002/pssa.201800578
PY - 2019///
SN - 1862-6300
TI - Microstructural evolution of mechanically deformed polycrystalline silicon for kerfless photovoltaics
T2 - physica status solidi (a)
UR -
UR -
VL - 216
ER -