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Characterization of production GaAs solar cells for space

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Pasadena, Calif, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementB.E. Anspaugh
SeriesJPL publication -- 88-39, NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-184863
ContributionsJet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14984474M

  Solar energy is rapidly becoming the most viable, eco-friendly and sustainable alternate source of renewable energy has been an exponential growth in Cited by: Lecture Solar Cell Characterization Course Home So let's talk about some of the measurement techniques to really get to the heart of how are solar cells performing. It's helpful to do the Jsc measurements. And the space charge region--the quasi neutral region is closer to mid gap as opposed to closer to bandage.

ment for solar cells looks promising giving the numbers above and arguments are for investing in the technology.[11] Despite all the advantages of solar cells their success still relies on the fact of making them more efficient in order to compete with the present energy sources of fossil fuels. Electricity gained from solar cells is File Size: 9MB. A basic question is to judge how efficient this energy conversion process is for a given cell. Therefore, the performance of the solar cells must be characterized by electrical measurements. This chapter gives an introduction to a number of basic methods for the electrical : Holger Borchert.

Solar Cells with the Model SCS Semiconductor Characterization System I-V, C-V, C-f, DLCP, Pulsed I-V, Resistivity, and Hall Voltage Measurements Introduction The increasing demand for clean energy and the largely untapped potential of the sun as an energy source is making solar energy conversion technology increasingly important. High efficiency solar cells for space applications T. V. Torchynska and G. Polupan SEPI– Instituto Politécnico Nacional, U.P.A.L.M., Mexico D.F. (Recibido:4 de octubre de ; Aceptado 23 de agosto de ) The present paper is a review of the current situation in high efficiency solar cell for production of energy for special applications.


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Characterization of production GaAs solar cells for space Download PDF EPUB FB2

ABSTRACT The electrical performance of GaAs solar cells was characterized as a function of irradiation with protons and electrons with the underlying goal of producing solar cells suitable for use in space.

between 50 keV and 10 MeV, and damage coefficients were File Size: 2MB. Get this from a library. Characterization of production GaAs solar cells for space.

[B E Anspaugh; Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)]. One of the first scaled applications of the temperature-stable GaAs solar cells took place on the Russian spacecraft Venera 2 and Venera 3 launched in November to the hot planet Venus.

The area of each GaAs solar array constructed by the Russian Enterprise KVANT for these spacecraft was 2 m 2. ‣ Thin-film solar cells from GaAs reuse substrate show no intrinsic degradation after reliability tests ‣ Broad range of cell-level and module-level reliability tests demonstrate that Alta Devices GaAs thin-film solar technology from Epitaxial Lift-off (ELO) process exceeds lifetime requirements for PV applications.

(ELO) Solar Cells for Space and Near Space Applications (MicroLink Devices/D.W. Cardwell) XTJ Targeted Environment (XTE) Solar Cells for Earth Orbits and Outer Space Missions (Specrolab Inc./Daniel Law) SolAero Solar Cell Development and Characterization in Extreme Environments (SolAero Technologies/Nate Miller).

Characterization of Solar Cells for Space Applications. Volume V. Electrical Characteristics of. OCLI Micron MLAR Wraparound Cells. as a Function of Intensity, Temperature, and Irradiation. Apspaugh T. Miyahira R. Weiss (NASA-CR) CHARACTERIZATION OF SOLAR N CELLS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS.

VOLUME 5:File Size: 5MB. Gallium arsenide (GaAs) is one of the most commonly used III-V semiconductor compounds for photovoltaic applications. This can be attributed to its high electron mobility, its direct bandgap and its well handled growth mechanisms. GaAs single junction devices now reaches an efficiency close to 30%.

They have already been studied extensively. This book is the first comprehensive overview covering the different thin-film solar cell technologies: from the more “classical ones” (a-Si:H, CdTe, CIS) to the novel ones which are making their way from the lab to actual : Wiley.

Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Light Management Issues Single Junction Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Tandem Amorphous/Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells: The Micromorph Concept Conclusions References 5 Advanced Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Technologies Miro Zeman.

Spectral characteristic of GaAs solar cells grown by LPE Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Electronic Materials 28(1) September with Reads How we measure 'reads'. values) measured on the triple-junction GaAs solar cells as a function of electron fluence for three Fig.

2 Normalized maximum power as a function of electron fluence for MeV, MeV and 2MeV electrons on InGaP2/GaAs/Ge solar cells. In the s, GaAs solar cells took over from silicon as the cell type most commonly used for PV arrays for satellite applications.

Later, dual- and triple-junction solar cells based on GaAs with germanium and indium gallium phosphide layers were developed as the basis of a triple-junction solar cell, which held a record efficiency of over 32%.

Purchase Solar Cells - 2nd Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNOne of the most promising solar cell designs are thin-film solar cells due to their low cost, low weight, lower recombination probability together with mechanical flexibility [1] [2] [3] and. Quantum dots (QDs) in GaAs substrate have been excessively used as an intermediate band in pn junction solar cells to increase the cell efficiency.

Theoretically, the efficiency of QD solar cell can be up to 63% as proposed by Luque and Marti3. In a GaAs single junction solar cell. Study of the electrical parameters degradation of GaAs sub-cells for triple junction space solar cells by computer simulation M A Cappelletti1,2, G A Casas1,3, D M Morales2, W Hasperue2,4 and E L Peltzer y Blancá1 1Grupo de Estudio de Materiales y Dispositivos Electrónicos (GEMyDE), Dpto.

de Electrotecnia, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CONICET, 48 yCC Cited by: 8. firing, or material defects (esp. those that traverse the space-charge region).

Potential barrier for electrons at a forward-biased. n + p. junction crossed by a charged extended defect. Breitenstein et al., EBIC investigation of a 3-Dimensional Network of Inversion Channels in Solar Cells on Silicon Ribbons, Solid State PhenomenaDesign, Fabrication, and Characterization of Solar Cells for High Temperature and High Radiation Space Applications by Zachary S.

Bittner A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering Approved by: Dr. Seth M. Hubbard, Assistant Professor. This paper reports on InAs/InGaAs quantum dot solar cells (QDSCs) deposited by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on () n-type silicon (n-Si) substrates.

In-situ RHEED measurements show that InAs/InGaAs QDs SC has a high crystalline structure. The dislocation density in the active layer of the InAs/InGaAs QDSC and the lattice mismatch in the GaAs layer can be reduced by using an Si Cited by: 1.

Germanium-on-Glass solar cells: fabrication and characterization “High efficiency GaAs thin film solar cells by peeled applications,” Thin Solid Films. Purolator PSL Synthetic Cartridge Oil Filter in Oil and possibly the Amsoil EaO are made using this patent as a guide.

4 Solar cell characterization Photo-voltaic cell: principle A photo-voltaic (PV) cell converts light into electricity. Photons penetrating the solar cell are absorbed in a semiconductor material.

As a result, electron-hole pairs are generated (see figure 1). Most types of PV cells have an internal electric field.a single cell. The processing of polycrystalline Si solar cells is more economical, which are produced by cooling a graphite mold filled containing molten silicon. Polycrystalline Si solar cells are currently the most popular so-lar cells.

They are believed to occupy most up File Size: 1MB.GaAs p-i-n solar cells are studied using electroreflectance (ER) spectroscopy, light beam induced current (LBIC) mapping and photovoltaic characterization. Using ER measurements, the electric field across the pn junction of a wafer can be evaluated, showing kV/cm and kV/cm in the built-in condition and at −3 V reverse bias, by: 1.