Publication list

Publications in Journals

Note: The copyright of all publications remains with the respective publishers. For copyright reasons some publications are available on individual request only.
65 Compositional study of defects in microcrystalline silicon solar cells using spectral decomposition in the scanning transmission electron microscope
M. Duchamp, M. Lachmann, C. B. Boothroyd, A. Kovacs, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif, and R. E. Dunin-Borkowski
Applied Physics Letters 102, p133902 (2013)
64 Limit of light coupling strength in solar cells
A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif, T. Scharf, H.-P. Herzig
Applied Physics Letters 102, p131113 (2013)
63 Angular behavior of the absorption limit in thin film silicon solar cells
A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, C. Battaglia, V. Paeder, T. Scharf, H.-P. Herzig, and C. Ballif
Progress in Photovoltaics (2013)
62 Light trapping in solar cells at the extreme coupling limit
A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, C. Battaglia, H.-P. Herzig, and C. Ballif
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 30(1), p13 (2013)
61 Stencil-nanopatterned back reflectors for thin film amorphous silicon n-i-p solar cells
C. Pahud, V. Savu, M. Klein, O. Vazquez-Mena, F.-J. Haug, J. Brugger, and C. Ballif
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 3(1), p22 (2012)
60 Optimization of the asymmetric intermediate reflector morphology for high stabilized efficiency thin n-i-p micromorph solar cells
R. Biron, S. Hänni, M. Boccard, C. Pahud, G. Bugnon, L. Ding, S. Nicolay, G. Parascondolo, F. Meillaud, M. Despeisse, F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 3(1), p45 (2012)
59 Thin-film silicon triple-junction solar cell with 12.5% stable efficiency on innovative flat light-scattering substrate
K. Söderström, G. Bugnon, R. Biron F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 112(11), p114503 (2012)
58 Light trapping in solar cells: When does a Lambertian scatterer scatter Lambertianly?
C. Battaglia, M. Boccard, F.-J. Haug, M. Despeisse, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 112(9), p094504 (2012)
57 Light trapping in solar cells: Analytical modeling
M. Boccard, C. Battaglia, F.-J. Haug, M. Despeisse, and C. Ballif
Applied Physics Letters 101, p151105 (2012)
56 Origin of the Voc enhacnement with a p-doped nc-SiOx:H window layer in n-i-p solar cells
R. Biron, C. Pahud, F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
Journal of Noncrystalline Solids 358(17), p1958 (2012)
55 Improvement of the open circuit voltage by modifying the transparent ITO front electrode in amorphous n-i-p solar cells
F.-J. Haug, R. Biron, G. Kratzer, F. Leresche, J. Besuchet, C. Ballif, M. Dissel, S. Kretschmer, W. Soppe, P. Lippens, and K. Leitner
Progress in Photovoltaics 20(6), p727 (2012), manuscript (250 kB)
see also: Top Papers Presented at the 26th EU-PVSEC in Hamburg, Progress in PV

54 Diffraction and absorption enhancement from textured back reflectors in thin film solar cells
F.-J. Haug, A. Naqavi, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 112, p024516 (2012), manuscript (280 kB)
53 High efficiency amorphous silicon solar cell on a periodic nanocone back reflector
C.-M. Hsu, C. Battaglia, C. Pahud, Z. Ruan, F.-J. Haug, S. Fan, C. Ballif, and Y. Cui
Advanced Energy Materials 2(6), p628, (2012)
52 Experimental study of flat light-scattering substrates in thin-film silicon solar cells
K. Söderström, G. Bugnon, F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 101, p193 (2012)
51 Light Trapping in Solar Cells: Can Periodic Beat Random?
C. Battaglia, C.-M. Hsu, K. Söderström, J. Escarré, F.-J. Haug, M. M. Charrière, M. Boccard, M. Despeisse, D. T. L. Alexander, M. Cantoni, Y. Cui, and C. Ballif
ACS Nano 6(3), p2790 (2012)
50 Geometric light trapping for high efficiency thin film silicon n-i-p solar cells
J. Escarré, K. Söderström, M. Despeisse, S. Nicolay, C. Battaglia, G. Bugnon, L. Ding, F. Meillaud, F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 98, p185 (2012)
49 UV imprinting for thin film solar cell application
J. Escarré, C. Battaglia, K. Söderström, C. Pahud, R. Biron, O. Cubero, F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
Journal of Optics 14(2), p024009 (2012)
48 Window layer with p-doped silicon oxide for high Voc thin film silicon n-i-p solar cells
R. Biron, C. Pahud, F.-J. Haug, J. Escarré, K. Söderström, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 110, p124511 (2011)
47 Highly reflective nanotextured sputtered silver back reflector for flexible high-efficiency n-i-p thin-film solar cells
K. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, J. Escarré, C. Pahud, R. Biron, and C. Ballif
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95(12), p3585 (2011)
46 Nanomoulding of transparent zinc oxide electrodes for efficient light trapping in solar cells
C. Battaglia, J. Escarré, K. Söderström, M. Charrière, M. Despeisse, F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
Nature Photonics 5, p535 (2011)
45 Enhancement of microcrystalline n-i-p solar cell performance via use of pre-covering layers and H2 treatment
S. Sweetnam, T. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, O. Cubero, X. Niqille, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix , and C. Ballif
Thin Solid Films 519 (16), p5567 (2011)
44 Micromorph thin-film silicon solar cells with transparent high-mobility hydrogenated indium oxide front electrodes
C. Battaglia, L. Erni, M. Boccard, L. Barraud, J. Escarré, K. Söderström, G. Bugnon, A. Billet, L. Ding, M. Despeisse, F.-J. Haug, S. DeWolf, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 109, p114501 (2011)
43 Photocurrent enhancement in thin film amorphous silicon solar cells with silver nanoparticles
C. Eminian, F.-J. Haug, O. Cubero, X. Niquille, and C. Ballif
Progress in Photovoltaics 19(3), p260 (2010)
42 Resonances and absorption enhancement in thin film silicon solar cells with periodic interface texture
F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, A. Naqavi, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 109, p084516 (2011), PDF (2.5 MB)
41 Control of LPCVD ZnO growth modes for improved light trapping in thin film silicon solar cells
S. Nicolay, M. Despeisse, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95(3), p1031 (2011)
40 High fidelity transfer of nanometric random textures by UV embossing for thin film solar cells applications
J. Escarré, K. Söderström, C. Battaglia, F.-J. Haug, and C. Ballif
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95(3), p881 (2011)
39 UV-nano-imprint lithography technique for the replication of back reflectors for n-i-p thin film silicon solar cells
K. Söderström, J. Escarré, O. Cubero, F.-J. Haug, S. Perregaux, and C. Ballif
Progress in Photovoltaics 19(2), p202 (2010)
38 Reduction of the phosphorous cross-contamination in n-i-p solar cells prepared in a single-chamber PECVD reactor
O. Cubero, F.-J. Haug, Y. Ziegler, L. Sansonnes, P. Couty, D. Fischer, and C. Ballif
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95(2), p606 (2011)
37 Nanoimprint lithography for high-efficiency thin film silicon solar cells
C. Battaglia, J. Escarré, K. Söderström, L. Erni, L. Ding, G. Bugnon, A. Billet, M. Boccard, L. Barraud, S. De Wolf, F.-J. Haug, M. Despeisse, and C. Ballif
Nano Letters 11(2), p661 (2011)
36 Light absorption in textured thin film silicon solar cells: A simple scalar scattering approach versus rigorous simulation
C. Rockstuhl, S. Fahr, F. Lederer, F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, S. Nicolay, M. Despeisse, and C. Ballif
Applied Physics Letters 98, p051102 (2011)
35 Understanding of photocurrent enhancement in real thin film solar cells: towards optimal one-dimensional gratings
A. Naqavi, K. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, V. Paeder, T. Scharf, H.-P. Herzig, and C. Ballif
Optics Express 19(1), p128 (2011)
34 Realization of high efficiency micromorph tandem silicon solar cells on glass and plastic substrates: Issues and potential
F. Meillaud, A. Feltring, M. Despeisse, F.-J. Haug, D. Dominé, M. Python, T. Söderström, P. Cuony, M. Boccard, S. Nicolay, and C. Ballif
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95(1), p127 (2011)
33 Comparison and optimization of randomly textured surfaces in thin-film solar cells
C. Rockstuhl, S. Fahr, K. Bittkau, T. Beckers, R. Carius, F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, C. Ballif, and F. Lederer
Optics Express 18, pA335 (2010)
32 Efficient nanocoax-based solar cells
M. J. Naughton, K. Kempa, Z. F. Ren, Y. Gao, J. Rybczynski, N. Argenti, W. Gao, Y. Wang, Y. Peng, J. R. Naughton, G. McMahon, M. J. Burns, A. Shepard, M. Clary, C. Ballif, F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, O. Cubero, and C. Eminian
Physica Status Solidi RRL 4, p181 (2010)
31 Photocurrent increase in n-i-p thin film silicon solar cells by guided mode excitation via grating coupler
K. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, J. Escarré, O. Cubero, and C. Ballif
Applied Physics Letters 96, p213508 (2010)
30 Efficient light management scheme for thin film silicon solar cells via transparent random nanostructures fabricated by nanoimprinting
C. Battaglia, K. Söderström, J. Escarré, F.-J. Haug, D. Dominé, P. Cuony, M. Boccard, G. Bugnon, C. Denizot. M. Despeisse, A. Feltrin, and C. Ballif
Applied Physics Letters 96, p213504 (2010)
29 Modelling of light scattering from micro- and nanotextured surfaces
D. Dominé, F.-J. Haug, C. Battaglia, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 107, p044504 (2010), PDF (470 kB); see also erratum:
28 Flexible micromorph tandem a-Si/μ-Si solar cells
T. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 107, p014507 (2010)
27 Influence of the ZnO buffer layer on the guided mode structure in Si/ZnO/Ag multilayers
F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, O. Cubero, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 106, p044502 (2009), PDF (340 kB); see also erratum:
26 Development of micromorph tandem solar cells on flexible low-cost plastic substrates
F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, M. Pyhton, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, X. Niquilleand C. Ballif
Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 93, p884 (2009)
25 TCOs for n-i-p thin film silicon solar cells
T. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, X. Niquille, and C. Ballif
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and applications 173), p165 (2009)
24 Asymmetric intermediate reflector for tandem micromorph thin film silicon solar cells
T. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, X. Niquille, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, and C. Ballif
Applied Physics Letters 94, p063501 (2009)
23 n/i buffer layer for substrate microcrystalline thin film silicon solar cells
T. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, X. Niquille, M. Python, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 104, p104505 (2008)
22 Plasmonic absorption in textured silver back reflectors of thin film solar cells
F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, O. Cubero, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 104, p064510 (2008), PDF (440 kB)
21 Optimization of amorphous silicon thin fim solar cells for flexible photovoltaics
T. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, and C. Ballif
Journal of Applied Physics 103, p114509 (2008)
20 Surface Chirality in CuO thin films
R. Widmer, F.-J. Haug, P. Ruffieux, O. Grüning, M. Bielmann, P. Gröning, and R. Fasel
Journal of the American Chemical Society 128, p14103 (2006) )
19 Plasma deposition processes for nanocomposite TiN/SiNx coatings
F.-J. Haug and J. Patscheider
Transactions of the Indian Institute of Technology 58(6) p957 (2005), PDF (200 kB) available, please enquire
18 PZT thin film deposition on Si wafers and optical fibers prepared by reactive DC pulsed magnetron sputtering from a single metallic target
R. Thapliyal, P. Schwaller, M. Amberg, F.-J. Haug, G. Fortunato, D. Hegemann, H.-J. Hug, and A. Fischer
Surface & Coatings Technology 200, p1051 (2005)
17 Nanocomposite hard coatings: Deposition issues and validation of their mechanical properties
P. Schwaller, F.-J. Haug, J. Michler, and J. Patscheider
Advanced Engineering materials 7(5), p318 (2005)
16 Control of the nitrogen content in nanocomposite in TiN/SiNx coatings deposited by an arc-sputter hybrid process
F.-J. Haug, L. Bonderer, P. Schwaller, J. Patscheider, M. Tobler, and A. Karimi
Composites Science and Technology 65, p799 (2005), PDF (130 kB) available, please enquire
15 Observation of fracture and plastic deformation during indentation and scratching inside the scanning electron microscope
R. Rabe, J.-M. Breguet, P. Schwaller, S. Stauss, F.-J. Haug, J. Patscheider, and J. Michler
Thin Solid Films 469/470, p206 (2004)
14 Stoichiometry dependence of hardness, elastic properties and oxidation resistance in TiN/SiNx nanocomposites
F.-J. Haug, P. Schwaller, J. Wloka, J. Patscheider, A. Karimi, and M. Tobler
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 22(4), p1229 (2004), PDF (70 kB)
13 Invited review
Development of thin-film Cu(In,Ga)Se2 and CeTe solar cells
A. Romeo, M. Terheggen, D. Abou-Ras. D. L. Bätzner, F.-J. Haug, M. Kälin, D. Rudmann, and A. N. Tiwari
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 12, p93 (2004),
12 Light soaking effects in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 superstrate solar cells
F.-J. Haug, D. Rudmann, H. Zogg, and A. N. Tiwari
Thin Solid Films 431/432, p431 (2003), PDF (390 kB) available, please enquire
11 Effets of NaF coevaporation on structural properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films
D. Rudmann, G. Bilger, M. Kaelin, F.-J. Haug, H. Zogg, and A. N. Tiwari
Thin Solid Films 431/432, p37 (2003)
10 Comparison of structural and electrical properties of Cu(In,Ga)xSey for substrate and superstrate solar cells
F.-J. Haug, D. Rudmann, A. N. Tiwari, H. Zogg, and G. Bilger
Thin Solid Films 403/404, p293 (2002), PDF (210 kB) available, please enquire
9 Ga2O3 seggregation in Cu(In,Ga)xSey/ZnO superstrate superstrate solar cells and its impact on the photovoltaic properties
M. Terheggen, H. Heinrich, G. Kostorz, F.-J. Haug, A. N. Tiwari, and H. Zogg
Thin Solid Films 403/404, p212 (2002)
8 Influence of deposition conditions on the thermal stability of ZnO:Al films grown by rf magnetron sputtering
F.-J. Haug, Zs. Geller, H. Zogg, A. N. Tiwari, and C. Vignali
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 19(1), p171 (2001), PDF (148 kB)
7 Characterization of CuGaxSey/ZnO for superstrate solar cells
F.-J. Haug, M. Krejci, H. Zogg, A. N. Tiwari, M. Kirsch, and S. Siebentritt
Thin Solid Films 361/362, p239 (2000), PDF (490 kB) available, please enquire
6 Heteroepitaxy of CuInxSey: a review of the material and interface properties
A. N. Tiwari, M. Krejci, F.-J. Haug, and H. Zogg
Thin Solid Films 361/362, p41 (2000)
5 12.8% Efficiency Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cell on a flexible polymer sheet
A. N. Tiwari, M. Krejci, F.-J. Haug, and H. Zogg
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 7, p393 (1999)
4 Heteroepitaxy of CuInxSey: Material for high efficiency and stable thin film solar cells
A. N. Tiwari, M. Krejci, F.-J. Haug, H. Zogg, M. Döbeli, V. Zelezny, and V. Vorlicek
Journal of Crystal Growth 201/202, p1057 (1999)
3 Microstructural study of the CdS/CuGaSe2 interfacial region in CuGaSe2 thin film solar cells
V. Nadenau, D. Hariskos, H.-W. Schock, M. Krejci, F.-J. Haug, A. N. Tiwari, H. Zogg, and G. Kostorz
Journal of Applied Physics 85(1), p534 (1999)
2 Microstructure of Cu-rich CuGaSe2 thin films
V. Nadenau, H.-W. Schock, M. Krejci, F.-J. Haug, A. N. Tiwari, and H. Zogg
Solid State Phenomena 67-68, p397 (1999)
1 The role of antiphase domain boundaries in Si epitaxy by chemical vapor deposition from SiH4 and SiH2Cl2 on Si(100)-(2x1)
J. Spitzmüller, M. Fehrenbacher, F.-J. Haug, H. Rauscher, and R. J. Behm,
Applied Physics A 66, pS1025 (1998)

Presentations at Conferences

Invited talk: Plasmon and guided-mode resonances in periodically textured thin film silicon solar cells
F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, A. Naqavi, C. Battaglia, and C. Ballif
Presented at the MRS Fall Meeting, Boston (2011), PDF (270 kB)
Improvement of the open circuit voltage by modifying the transparent ITO front electrode in amorphous n-i-p solar cells
F.-J. Haug, R. Biron, G. Kratzer, F. Leresche, J. Besuchet, C. Ballif, M. Dissel, S. Kretschmer, W. Soppe, P. Lippens, and K. Leitner
Presented at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Hamburg (2011), paper selected for the Conference Edition of Progres in Photovoltaics
Excitation of guided-mode resonances in thin film silicon solar cells
F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, A. Naqavi, and C. Ballif
Presented at the MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco (2011), PDF (560 kB)
Micromorph n-i-p tandem cells with asymmetric intermediate reflectors
F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, C. Ballif, H. Sai, and M. Kondo
Presented at the 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Valencia (2010), PDF (450 kB)
Light scattering at nano-textured surfaces in thin film silicon solar cells
F.-J. Haug, D. Dominé, C. Battaglia, and C. Ballif
35th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, Honolulu (2010), PDF (1.2 MB)
Invited talk: Light trapping effects in thin film silicon solar cells
F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, D. Dominé, and C. Ballif
Presented at the MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco (2009), PDF (2.2 MB)
Invited talk: Periodic textures for enhanced current in thin film silicon solar cells
F.-J. Haug, T. Söderström, O. Cubero, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, and C. Ballif
Presented at the MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco (2008), PDF (160 kB)
Invited talk: Development of micromorph tandem solar cells on flexible low cost plastic substrates
F.-J. Haug, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, T. Söderström, X. Niquille, and C. Ballif
Presented at the 17th International Photovoltaic Science and Engnieering Conference, Fukuoka (2007), PDF (140 kB)
Flexible microcrystalline silicon solar cells on periodically textured plastic substrates
F.-J. Haug, V. Terrazzoni-Daudrix, T. Söderström, X. Niquille, J. Bailat and C. Ballif
Presented at the 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Dresden (2006), PDF (360 kB)
Nanocomposite TiN/Si3N4 coatings produced by arc PVD
F.-J. Haug, T. Zehnder, J. Patscheider, M. Tobler, A. Karimi
Presented at the Nanofair, St. Gallen (2003), PDF (100 kB)
Invited talk: Electrical properties of the heterojunction in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 superstrate solar cells
F.-J. Haug, D. Rudmann, A. Romeo, H. Zogg, and A. N. Tiwari
Presented at the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Osaka (2003), PDF (200kB)
11% efficiency on CIGS superstrate solar cells without sodium precursor
F.-J. Haug, H. Zogg, and A. N. Tiwari
Presented at the 27th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans (2002), PDF (178 kB)
Stability of transparent front contacts for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 superstrate solar cells
F.-J. Haug, M. Krejci, Zs. Geller, H. Zogg, A. N. Tiwari, and C. Vignali
Proceedings of the 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Glasgow, 755-758 (2000),  PDF (250 kB)
Cu(In,Ga)Se2 superstrate solar cells on transparent conducting zinc oxide layers
F.-J. Haug, M. Krejci, H. Zogg, A. N. Tiwari
Technical Digest of the International PVSEC 11, Sapporo, 847-848 (1999), PDF (400 kB)
Growth and structural characterisation of CuGaxSey layers
F.-J. Haug, A. N. Tiwari, M. Krejci, H. Zogg, M. Döbeli, V. Zelezny, and V. Vorlicek
Proceedings of the 2nd World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Vienna, 696-699 (1998), PDF (100 kB)

Theses

Development of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 superstrate thin film solar cells
PhD Thesis, Diss ETH Nr. 14318 (2001), PDF (2.5 MB). Click here for an A5 version (sorted for double sided printing).
Untersuchungen zum Wachstum von ultradünnen Siliziumschichten mittels SiH2Cl2-CVD
Diplomarbeit, Universität Ulm, in German (1996), PDF (2.6 MB)
Bethe Ansatz to the parametric amplifier equations
One-paper thesis (somewhat unfinished), University of Waikato (1994), PDF (84 kB)

Patents

Dispositif photoeléctrique à jonction muliple et son procédé de réalisation
T. Söderström, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif
Coated substrate and process for the manufacture of a coated substrate
F.-J. Haug and J. Patscheider
PCT/CH2006/000160 (pending)
Flexible thin layer solar cell
A. N. Tiwari, M. Krejci, F.-J. Haug, and H. Zogg
WO 01/04964 A1, EU Patent (pending)

General

Neue Möglichkeiten durch Dünnschichtsolarzellen
A. N. Tiwari, F.-J. Haug, and H. Zogg
Bulletin des Schweizerischen Elektrotechnischen Vereins, vol. 10, 25-26 (2000), in German, PDF (760kB)
Solar Energy - Technologically advanced, economically profitable, ecologically compatible
F.-J. Haug, M. Krejci, A. N. Tiwari, and H. Zogg
Bi-monthly review of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce, vol. 3, 28-32 (1999), PDF (900kB)
Dünnschichtsolarzellen aus Verindungshalbleitern
A. N. Tiwari, F.-J. Haug, and H. Zogg
Bulletin des Schweizerischen Elektrotechnischen Vereins, vol. 10, 45-49 (1998), in German, PDF (1.4MB)

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