Publications

M.A. Marcus

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Mitigating the “iron problem” in crystalline silicon solar cells

S. Hudelson, S. Bernardis, Y.S. Lee, K. Hartman, M.I. Bertoni, B.K. Newman, M.A. Marcus, B. Lai, S. Vogt, Z. Cai, and T. Buonassisi
Proc. 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Valencia, Spain (2008)
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From understanding towards engineering metal impurities in multicrystalline silicon

T. Buonassisi, A.A. Istratov, M. Heuer, M.D. Pickett, M.A. Marcus, B. Lai, S.M. Heald, and E.R. Weber
Proc. 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Dresden, Germany; pp.696-699 (2006)
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Transition metal interaction and formation of intermetallic phases in multicrystalline silicon

M. Heuer, T. Buonassisi, M.A. Marcus, A.A. Istratov, M.D. Pickett, A. Minor, B. Lai, and E.R. Weber
Proc. 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Dresden, Germany; pp.1105–1107 (2006)
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Synchrotron-based investigations into metallic impurity distribution and defect engineering in multicrystalline silicon via thermal treatments

T. Buonassisi, A.A. Istratov, M.A. Marcus, S. Peters, C. Ballif, M. Heuer, T.F. Ciszek, Z. Cai, B. Lai, R. Schindler, and E.R. Weber
Proc. 31st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Lake Buena Vista, USA; pp.1027–1030 (2005)
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Impact of iron contamination in multicrystalline silicon solar cells: Origins, chemical states, and device impacts

T. Buonassisi, M. Heuer, A.A. Istratov, M.A. Marcus, R. Jonczyk, B. Lai, Z. Cai, J. Isenberg, W. Warta, R. Schindler, and E.R. Weber
Proc. 19th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Paris, France; pp.488–491 (2004)
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Synchrotron-based spectrally-resolved X-ray beam induced current: a technique to quantify the effect of metal-rich precipitates on minority carrier diffusion length in multicrystalline silicon

T. Buonassisi, A.A. Istratov, M.D. Pickett, M.A. Marcus, G. Hahn, S. Riepe, J. Isenberg, W. Warta, G. Willeke, T.F. Ciszek, and E.R. Weber

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Assessing the role of impurities in silicon nitride crucible lining material as a potential source of metal contamination in photovoltaic-grade ingot-cast multicrystalline silicon

T. Buonassisi, A.A. Istratov, M.D. Pickett, J. Rakotoniaina, O. Breitenstein, M.A. Marcus, S.M. Heald, and E.R. Weber

15th workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells & Modules: Materials and Processes, Editor: B.L.Sopori, NREL, Golden, CO, pp.162-165 (2005).

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EXAFS studies on Ni11.6Fe2.8Cu0.4Si27.6 precipitates in multicrystalline silicon

M. Heuer, T. Buonassisi, M.A. Marcus, A.A. Istratov, M.D. Pickett, and E.R. Weber

15th workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells & Modules: Materials and Processes, Editor: B.L.Sopori, NREL, Golden, CO, pp.158-161 (2005).

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Differences and similarities between metal clusters in mc-Si materials from different manufacturers

T. Buonassisi, A.A. Istratov, T.F. Ciszek, D.W. Cunningham, A.M. Gabor, R. Jonczyk, R. Schindler, M. Sheoran, A. Upadhyaya, A. Rohatgi, B. Lai, Z. Cai, M.A. Marcus, and E.R. Weber

Proc. 14th workshop on crystalline silicon solar cell materials and processes, B. L. Sopori, Editor, NREL, Winter Park, CO, pp.226-229 (2004).

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Dependence of precipitation behavior of Cu and Ni in CZ and multicrystalline silicon on cooling conditions

A.A. Istratov, T. Buonassisi, M.A. Marcus, T.F. Ciszek, and E.R. Weber

Proc. 14th workshop on crystalline silicon solar cell materials and processes, B. L. Sopori, Editor, NREL, Winter Park, CO, pp.165-169 (2004).
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Distribution and chemical state of Cu-rich clusters in silicon

T. Buonassisi, M.A. Marcus, A.A. Istratov, M. Heuer, T.F. Ciszek, B. Lai, Z. Cai, and E.R. Weber

Proc. 14th workshop on crystalline silicon solar cell materials and processes, B. L. Sopori, Editor, NREL, Winter Park, CO, pp.161-164 (2004).
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Statistically meaningful data on the chemical state of iron precipitates in processed multicrystalline silicon using synchrotron-based x-ray absorption spectroscopy

T. Buonassisi, M. Heuer, A.A. Istratov, E.R. Weber, Z. Cai, B. Lai, M.A. Marcus, J. Lu, G.A. Rozgony, R. Schindler, R. Jonczyk, and J. Rand

Proc. 13th workshop on crystalline silicon solar cell materials and processes, B. L. Sopori, Editor, NREL, Vail, CO, pp.96-101 (2003).