Structural disorder induced in hydrogenated amorphous silicon by light soaking

J. M. Gibson, M. M.J. Treacy, P. M. Voyles, H. C. Jin, J. R. Abelson

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We show, using variable coherence transmission electron microscopy, that light soaking of amorphous hydrogenated silicon thin films leads to structural changes. We speculate that the structural changes are associated with instability in the as-deposited material. We suggest that improved immunity to Staebler-Wronski degradation could be achieved by a less-ordered material which is closer to the ideal continuous random network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3093-3095
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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