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Journal articles

Samadi A; Ciesla A; Chan C; Juhl M, 2022, 'Implications of grain boundaries on quasi-steady-state photoconductance measurements in multicrystalline and cast-mono silicon', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 238, pp. 111639 - 111639, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2022.111639

Kim M; Wright M; Chen D; Chan C; Ciesla A; Abbott M; Hallam B, 2022, 'Defect concentration and Δn change in light- And elevated temperature-induced degradation', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ac34a8

Yu M; Shi Y; Deru J; Al-Dhahir I; McNab S; Chen D; Voss M; Hwu ET; Ciesla A; Hallam B; Hamer P; Altermatt PP; Wilshaw P; Bonilla RS, 2021, 'Assessing the Potential of Inversion Layer Solar Cells Based on Highly Charged Dielectric Nanolayers', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 15, pp. 2100129 - 2100129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.202100129

Chen R; Wright M; Chen D; Yang J; Zheng P; Zhang X; Wenham S; Ciesla A, 2021, '24.58% efficient commercial n-type silicon solar cells with hydrogenation', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 29, pp. 1213 - 1218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3464

Ciesla A; Kim M; Wright M; Zafirovska I; Chen D; Hallam B; Chan C, 2021, 'A case study on accelerated light- and elevated temperature-induced degradation testing of commercial multi-crystalline silicon passivated emitter and rear cell modules', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 29, pp. 1202 - 1212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3455

Chen D; Vaqueiro Contreras M; Ciesla A; Hamer P; Hallam B; Abbott M; Chan C, 2021, 'Progress in the understanding of light- and elevated temperature-induced degradation in silicon solar cells: A review', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 29, pp. 1180 - 1201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3362

Green M; Barnett A; Honsberg C; Ciesla A; Ashworth P, 2021, 'Editorial for Stuart Wenham Special Issue', PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS, vol. 29, pp. 1147 - 1148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3471

Chen R; Tong H; Zhu H; Ding C; Li H; Chen D; Hallam B; Chong CM; Wenham S; Ciesla A, 2020, '23.83% efficient mono-PERC incorporating advanced hydrogenation', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 28, pp. 1239 - 1247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3243

Hallam BJ; Hamer PG; Ciesla née Wenham AM; Chan CE; Vicari Stefani B; Wenham S, 2020, 'Development of advanced hydrogenation processes for silicon solar cells via an improved understanding of the behaviour of hydrogen in silicon', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 28, pp. 1217 - 1238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3240

Chen D; Hamer P; Kim M; Chan C; Ciesla nee Wenham A; Rougieux F; Zhang Y; Abbott M; Hallam B, 2020, 'Hydrogen-induced degradation: Explaining the mechanism behind light- and elevated temperature-induced degradation in n- and p-type silicon', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110353

Zhou R; Yu M; Tweddle D; Hamer P; Chen D; Hallam B; Ciesla A; Altermatt PP; Wilshaw PR; Bonilla RS, 2020, 'Understanding and optimizing EBIC pn-junction characterization from modeling insights', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5139894

Varshney U; Chan C; Hoex B; Hallam B; Hamer P; Ciesla A; Chen D; Liu S; Sen C; Samadi A; Abbott M, 2020, 'Controlling Light- And Elevated-Temperature-Induced Degradation with Thin Film Barrier Layers', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 10, pp. 19 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2945199

Ciesla AM; Bilbao JI; Chan CE; Payne DNR; Chen D; Kim M; Wenham SR; Hallam BJ, 2020, 'Modeling Boron-Oxygen Degradation and Self-Repairing Silicon PV Modules in the Field', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 10, pp. 28 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2945161

Sun C; Liu AY; Samadi A; Chan C; Ciesla A; Macdonald D, 2019, 'Transition Metals in a Cast-Monocrystalline Silicon Ingot Studied by Silicon Nitride Gettering', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201900456

Sen C; Chan C; Hamer P; Wright M; Varshney U; Liu S; Chen D; Samadi A; Ciesla A; Chong CM; Hallam B; Abbott M, 2019, 'Annealing prior to contact firing: A potential new approach to suppress LeTID', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.109938

Zafirovska I; Juhl MK; Ciesla A; Evans R; Trupke T, 2019, 'Low temperature sensitivity of implied voltages from luminescence measured on crystalline silicon solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 199, pp. 50 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.04.009

Wang S; Mai L; Ciesla A; Hameiri Z; Payne D; Chan C; Hallam B; Chong CM; Ji J; Shi Z; Wenham S, 2019, 'Advanced passivation of laser-doped and grooved solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 193, pp. 403 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.01.025

Varshney U; Abbott M; Ciesla A; Chen D; Liu S; Sen C; Kim M; Wenham S; Hoex B; Chan C, 2019, 'Evaluating the Impact of SiNx Thickness on Lifetime Degradation in Silicon', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 9, pp. 601 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2896671

Kim K; Chen R; Chen D; Hamer P; Ciesla nee Wenham A; Wenham S; Hameiri Z, 2019, 'Degradation of surface passivation and bulk in p-type monocrystalline silicon wafers at elevated temperature', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 9, pp. 97 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2878791

Sen C; Kim M; Chen D; Varshney U; Liu S; Samadi A; Ciesla A; Wenham SR; Chan CE; Chong C; Abbott MD; Hallam BJ, 2019, 'Assessing the Impact of Thermal Profiles on the Elimination of Light- and Elevated-Temperature-Induced Degradation', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 9, pp. 40 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2874769

Fung TH; Kim M; Chen D; Chan CE; Hallam BJ; Chen R; Payne DNR; Ciesla A; Wenham SR; Abbott MD, 2018, 'A four-state kinetic model for the carrier-induced degradation in multicrystalline silicon: Introducing the reservoir state', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 184, pp. 48 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2018.04.024

Ciesla A; Chen R; Wang S; Ji J; Shi Z; Mai L; Chan C; Hallam B; Chong CM; Wenham S; Green M, 2018, 'High-voltage p-type PERC solar cells with anchored plating and hydrogenation', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 26, pp. 397 - 401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.2986

Chen D; Hamer P; Kim M; bourett-sicotte G; liu S; chan C; ciesla A; chen R; abbott M; hallam B; wenham S, 2018, 'Hydrogen induced degradation: A possible mechanism for light- and elevated temperature- induced degradation in n-type silicon', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 185, pp. 174 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2018.05.034

Hallam BJ; Ciesla AM; Chan CC; Soeriyadi A; Liu S; Soufiani AM; Wright M; Wenham S, 2018, 'Overcoming the Challenges of Hydrogenation in Silicon Solar Cells', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 71, pp. 743 - 752, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH18271

Chen D; Kim M; Stefani BV; Hallam BJ; Abbott MD; Chan CE; Chen R; Payne DNR; Nampalli N; Ciesla A; Fung TH; Kim K; Wenham SR, 2017, 'Evidence of an identical firing-activated carrier-induced defect in monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 172, pp. 293 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2017.08.003

Chan C; Hamer P; Bourret-Sicotte G; Chen R; Ciesla A; Hallam B; Payne D; Bonilla RS; Wenham S, 2017, 'Instability of Increased Contact Resistance in Silicon Solar Cells Following Post-Firing Thermal Processes', Solar RRL, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.201700129

Bourret-Sicotte G; Hamer P; Bonilla RS; Collett K; Ciesla A; Colwell J; Wilshaw PR, 2017, 'Shielded hydrogen passivation − A potential in-line passivation process', Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, vol. 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201700383

Hamer P; Bourret-Sicotte G; Martins G; Wenham A; Bonilla RS; Wilshaw P, 2017, 'A novel source of atomic hydrogen for passivation of defects in silicon', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201600448

Chen R; Wang S; Wenham A; Shi Z; Young T; Ji J; Edwards M; Sugianto A; Mai L; Wenham S; Chong C, 2017, 'Plated contacts for solar cells with superior adhesion strength to screen printed solar cells', Frontiers in Energy, vol. 11, pp. 72 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11708-016-0428-4

Chan C; Fung TH; Abbott M; Payne D; Wenham A; Hallam B; Chen R; Wenham S, 2017, 'Modulation of Carrier-Induced Defect Kinetics in Multi-Crystalline Silicon PERC Cells Through Dark Annealing', Solar RRL, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.201600028

Hamer P; Bourret-Sicotte G; Martins G; Wenham A; Bonilla RS; Wilshaw P, 2017, 'A novel source of atomic hydrogen for passivation of defects in silicon (Phys. Status Solidi RRL 5/2017)', physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 11, pp. 1770327 - 1770327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201770327

Wang S; Mai L; Wenham A; Hameiri Z; Payne D; Chan C; Hallam B; Sugianto A; Chong CM; Ji J; Shi Z; Wenham S, 2017, 'Selective emitter solar cell through simultaneous laser doping and grooving of silicon followed by self-aligned metal plating', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 169, pp. 151 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2017.05.018

Wenham A; Song L; Abbott M; Zafirovska I; Wang S; Hallam B; Chan C; Barnett A; Wenham S, 2016, 'Defect passivation on cast-mono crystalline screen-printed cells', Frontiers in Energy, vol. 11, pp. 60 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11708-016-0443-5

Chan CE; Payne DNR; Hallam BJ; Abbott MD; Fung TH; Wenham AM; Tjahjono BS; Wenham SR, 2016, 'Rapid Stabilization of High-Performance Multicrystalline P-type Silicon PERC Cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 6, pp. 1473 - 1479, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2606704

Song L; Wenham A; Wenham S, 2016, 'Low temperature diffusion and its impact on hydrogenation', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 149, pp. 221 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2015.11.003

Davidsen RS; Li H; To A; Wang X; Han A; An J; Colwell J; Chan C; Wenham A; Schmidt MS; Boisen A; Hansen O; Wenham S; Barnett A, 2015, 'Black silicon laser-doped selective emitter solar cell with 18.1% efficiency', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 144, pp. 740 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2015.10.018

Hamer P; Wang S; Hallam B; Wenham S; Chong CM; Wenham A; Abbott M, 2015, 'Laser illumination for manipulation of hydrogen charge states in silicon solar cells', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 9, pp. 111 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201409495

Song L; Wenham A; Wang S; Hamer P; Ahmmed MS; Hallam B; Mai L; Abbott M; Hawkes ER; Chong C; Wenham S, 2015, 'Laser enhanced hydrogen passivation of silicon wafers', International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/193892

Hallam BJ; Hamer PG; Wenham SR; Abbott MD; Sugianto A; Wenham AM; Chan CE; Xu G; Kraiem J; Degoulange J; Einhaus R, 2014, 'Advanced bulk defect passivation for silicon solar cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 4, pp. 88 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2281732

Conference Papers

Samadi A; Sen C; Liu S; Varshney U; Chen D; Kim M; Soufiani AM; Contreras MV; Chong CM; Ciesla A; Abbott M; Chan C, 2019, 'Hydrogenation of dislocations in p-type cast-mono silicon', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5123894

Chen R; Ciesla AM; Chen D; Chan CE; Hamer PG; Hallam BJ; Wenham SR, 2018, 'Impact of the impurity concentration on modulating charge state occupation in silicon', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 53 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548195

Wenham ACN; Wenham S; Chen R; Chan C; Chen D; Hallam B; Payne D; Fung T; Kim M; Liu S; Wang S; Kim K; Samadi A; Sen C; Vargas C; Varshney U; Stefani BV; Hamer P; Bourret-Sicotte G; Nampalli N; Hameiri Z; Chong C; Abbott M, 2018, 'Hydrogen-induced degradation', in 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Hawaii, USA, 10 June 2018 - 17 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548100

Wenham ACN; Wenham S; Chen R; Chan C; Chen D; Hallam B; Payne D; Fung T; Kim M; Liu S; Wang S; Kim K; Samadi A; Sen C; Vargas C; Varshney U; Stefani BV; Hamer P; Bourret-Sicotte G; Nampalli N; Hameiri Z; Chong C; Abbott M, 2018, 'Hydrogen-induced degradation', in 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC), IEEE, Waikoloa, HI, pp. 0001 - 0008, presented at 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC), Waikoloa, HI, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000469200400001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Chen R; Ciesla AM; Chen D; Chan CE; Hamer PG; Hallam BJ; Wenham SR, 2018, 'Impact of the impurity concentration on modulating charge state occupation in silicon', in 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC), IEEE, Waikoloa, HI, pp. 0053 - 0057, presented at 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000469200400012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Chan CE; Fung TH; Payne DNR; Chen D; Abbott MD; Ciesla AM; Chen R; Hallam BJ; Wenham SR, 2017, 'Investigation of carrier-induced defect behavior in p-type multi-crystalline silicon', in 2017 IEEE 44TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, Washington, DC, pp. 2576 - 2581, presented at IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, DC, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000455636002138&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Ciesla AM; Chan CE; Wang S; Abbott MD; Chong C; Wenham SR, 2017, 'Laser Hydrogenation on Heavily Dislocated Cast-Mono Silicon Cells', in 2017 IEEE 44TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, Washington, DC, pp. 2600 - 2604, presented at IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, DC, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000455636002143&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Wenham A; Chong CM; Wang S; Chen R; Ji J; Shi Z; Mai L; Sugianto A; Abbott M; Wenham S; Barnett A; Green M, 2017, 'Copper plated contacts for large-scale manufacturing', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 2723 - 2727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366708

Chan CE; Payne DNR; Hallam BJ; Abbott MD; Fung TH; Wenham AM; Wenham SR, 2017, 'Notice of Removal: Rapid stabilization of high-performance multi-crystalline P-type silicon PERC cells', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366190

Wenham A; Wang S; Shi Z; Mai L; Sugianto A; Wenham S; Barnett A; Chong C; Ji J; Green M, 2016, 'Laser Formed Anchor Points for Copper Plating Adhesion on Al-BSF and PERC Cells', in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich, Germany, presented at 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich, Germany, 20 June 2016 - 24 June 2016

Wang S; Mai L; Wenham A; Hameiri Z; Chan C; Hallam B; Sugianto A; Chong CM; Ji J; Shi Z; Wenham S, 2016, 'Laser hydrogenation of laser doped and grooved solar cells', in EU PVSEC Proceedings, 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich Germany, pp. 391 - 395, presented at 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich Germany, 20 June 2016 - 24 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-2CO.1.3


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