Size-controlled glass frits with spherical shape for Al electrodes in Si solar cells

Jang Heui Yi, Jung Hyun Kim, You Na Ko, Young Jun Hong, Hye Young Koo, Yun Chan Kang, Hye Moon Lee

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Size-controlled Pb-based glass frits ranged from 0.48 to 1μm prepared by spray pyrolysis are used as an inorganic binder for Al electrodes. The Al electrodes formed from the pastes with the glass frits above 0.76μm have uniform distribution of glass material inside and on the surface of the electrodes. Pb-based glass frits improve the formation of AlSi alloys by liquid phase sintering. The Al electrodes have well developed back-surface field layers and low specific resistances irrespective of the mean sizes of the glass frits. The specific resistances of the electrodes change from 28.4 to 38.6μπ·cm according to the mean sizes of the glass frits at a heat-up rate of 800°C. The specific resistances of the electrodes are slightly affected by the heat-up rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)954-960
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1396
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Al electrode
  • Glass material
  • Spray pyroltsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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