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TCAD in the semiconductor industry and its advantages for solar cell manufacturing

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Nick Cowern, Dr Chihak Ahn


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Technology computer-aided design (TCAD) is pervasive throughout research, development and manufacturing in the semiconductor industry. It allows very low-cost evaluation of process options and competing technologies, guides process development and transfer to production and supports more efficient process improvement with minimal down time in the factory environment. This paper reviews the use of TCAD in the semiconductor industry and shows, with some illustrative examples, its important enabling role for the PV industry.

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Author(s): Cowern NEB; Ahn C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Photovoltaics International

Year: 2011

Volume: 12

Pages: 56-64

Print publication date: 01/05/2011

ISSN (print): 8750-1473