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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio .
Written in English

  • Solar cells.,
  • Diffusion lengths.,
  • Injection level effects.,
  • High resistivity silicon.,
  • Radiation resistant.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[Andrew Meulenberg].
    SeriesNASA CR -- 168284., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-168284.
    ContributionsLewis Research Center., COMSAT Laboratories.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18222756M

    NASA Programs NASA's research activities on solar cell and solar array technology are currently centered at the LeRC. Until recently, JPL also had a program for high-performance solar array technology, which was complementary to I~eRC's program on high-eff~ciency, radiation-resistant solar cells.   Ultra-light, ultra-thin solar cells offer glimpse of the future. lightest solar cells ever produced." To give you an idea of just how light and thin the cells are, a soap bubble remains intact. Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or a helium balloon. Researchers at MIT have now demonstrated just such a technology: the thinnest, lightest solar cells .

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Thin cells (2 mil) were fabricated to study the effects of cell thickness and carrier injection on radiation damage. The electrical characteristics of the different sets of cells were measured, analyzed, and compared prior to shipment of the cells to NASA/Lewis for : A. Meulenberg.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Meulenberg, Andrew. Thin N-I-P radiation-resistant solar cells. Cleveland, Ohio: NASA Lewis Research Center, July Thin N-I-P radiation-resistant solar cells.

Cleveland, Ohio: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors.

Compared with thin-film solar cells made from the same materials, the nanowire solar cells withstood 10–40 times as many protons before their current degraded. Simulations showed that energetic protons shoot out of nanowires, minimizing damage, while they lodge in crystalline : Prachi Patel. In other cells, N-type silicon (approximately omega-cm) was used to allow a comparison of dopant type.

Oxygen-rich, crucible-grown, silicon (approximately omega-cm, p-type) will provide information on purity effects and defect : A. Meulenberg. The use of a thin n base structure should improve the radiation resistance of this already radiation resistant technology.

A remarkable improvement of high energy photons response is shown for InP solar cells with emitters Å by: 1. time I feel that the only readily available solar cell type that is more radiation resistant than the commonly used P-N cell is the 1 ohm-cm e N-P cell.

As Mr. Mandelkorn indicated pre-viously, there are apparent improvements if you go to higher resistivity N-P silicon cells File Size: KB. InP solar cells have been found to be more radiation-resistant than Si and GaAs cells by the author, and its radiation-resistance has also been confirmed by Weinberg et al.

Since then, radiation-induced defects and radiation damage in InP and solar cells have been extensively studied by Yamaguchi and Ando [28], [29], Sibille [30], Weinberg [31], Walters and Summers [32], and by: New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells.

Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells. This paper reviews the present status of radiation-resistant solar cells made with Si, GaAs, InP and InGaP/GaAs for space use.

At first, properties of radiation-induced defects in semiconductor Author: Masafumi Yamaguchi. Thin film solar cells are attractive because of the small amount of expensive and relatively rare semiconductor material that they require.

Figure 1 shows an InP thin film solar cell, fabricated on an inexpensive and light-weight Si substrate, that is particularly by:   4. Functioning of Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells with p–i–n and n–i–p Structures. Tandem and Multijunction Solar Cells. Module Production and Performance. Conclusions.

Chapter IC CdTe Thin-Film PV Modules 1. Introduction. Steps for Making Thin-Film CdTe Solar Cells. Making of Integrated Modules. Production of CdTe Book Edition: 2.

The direct conver­ sion of solar energy to electricity (photovoltaic effect) via devices called solar cells has already become an established frontier area of science and technology. Born out of necessity for remote area applications, the first commercially manufactured solar cells - single-crystal silicon and thin film CdS/Cu2S - were.

Most of the thin film solar cells and a-Si are second generation solar cells, and are more economical as com-pared to the first generation silicon wafer solar cells. Silicon-wafer cells have light absorbing layers up to µm thick, while thin-film solar cells have a very thin light absorbing layers, generally of the order of 1 µm thickness File Size: 1MB.

As for the thin film amorphous pin solar cells, the major absorbing layer is the i-layer and the end n+ and p+ regions act as a collector regions for the electrons and holes respectively.

In this chapter, the irradiation experimental results were presented about silicon, single-junction and triple-junction GaAs solar cells, and thin film solar cells to compare radiation effects of electrons and protons on these solar cells, and also to provide experimental data for predictions of the cell by: 1.

A thin-film solar cell is a second generation solar cell that is made by depositing one or more thin layers, or thin film (TF) of photovoltaic material on a substrate, such as glass, plastic or metal. Thin-film solar cells are commercially used in several technologies, including cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), and amorphous thin-film silicon (a-Si, TF-Si).

Sb 2 Se 3 is a promising non-toxic, Earth-abundant, stable thin-film solar cell absorber material. However, the low built-in potential caused by the low intrinsic doping density (∼10 13 cm −3) and the low carrier collection efficiency due to the low carrier mobility (∼ cm 2 V −1 s −1) hinder further efficiency improvement of Sb 2 Se 3 solar cells.

Therefore, an effective hole Cited by: 7. Hybrid silicon thin film solar cells combine c-Si technology with a layer of wide-bandgap thin-film material such as III-V compounds (from Al, Ga, In, N, P, As, Sb elements), chalcogenides, metal oxides, or perovskites.

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Gilbert A. Haynes. National. The interfaces between perovskite and charge transport layers greatly impact the device efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Inserting an ultrathin wide-band-gap layer between perovskite and hole transport layers (HTLs) has recently been shown as an effective strategy to enhance device performance. Herein, a small amount of an organic halide salt, N,N′-dimethylethylene Author: Qingquan He, Michael Worku, Liangjin Xu, Chenkun Zhou, Haoran Lin, Alex J.

Robb, Kenneth Hanson, Yan. A series of cells (p = 2, 10, 83, and i. 0-cm) fabricated in this manner indicated an SRV of less than 1 cm/sec under low injection conditions. Several sets of cells with variation in thickness (50 pm to pm) indicated that voltage can increase with decreasing cell thickness.

After researching and developing cells to optimally harness solar energy, we constructed a world-class plant to produce thin-film silicon photovoltaic modules. This plant is in Toyooka city, Hyogo prefecture, where the authorities are working to reintroduce an endangered stork species to the bird is symbolic of the city's efforts to.

Using gossamer-like layers of flexible polymers, researchers at MIT have created the thinnest and lightest solar cells ever made. Just one-fiftieth the thickness of a human hair, and capable of. WIDE-GAP THIN FILM SI n-i-p SOLAR CELLS DEPOSITED BY HOT-WIRE CVD Qi Wang,1 Eugene Iwaniczko,1 Jeffrey Yang,2 Kenneth Lord,2 Subhendu Guha,2 Keda Wang,3 and Daxing Han3 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 2United Solar Systems Corp., (USSC) Troy, MI 3Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina.

The other option is to make n-i-p solar cells, which allows the wider variety of materials. Chalcopyrite Based Thin Film Solar Cell Chalcopyrite based solar modules combine the advantages of thin film technology with the efficiency and stability of conventional crystalline silicon cells.

For example, one could have solar sails that might also be solar cells. “Interestingly, this was the driving force to thin down solar cells and make them lightweight.” Kaltenbrunner explains.

When its thickness increases to nm, the device PCE can still be maintained at more than 14%, which is beneficial for the large-area technology production of coil-to-coil in the future, and provides a possibility for the large-area printing of perovskite thin film solar cells in : Wangnan Li, Zhicheng Zhong, Fuzhi Huang, Jie Zhong, Zhiliang Ku, Wei Li, Junyan Xiao, Yong Peng, Yi.

(, April 28). At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings: World's highest efficiency rating achieved for CZTS thin-film solar cells. The I–V characteristics of the InGaP/GaAs/Ge 3J solar cells before and after alpha-particle irradiation were measured under Air Mass zero (AM0) using a solar simulator with an illumination of mWcm − I sc, V oc, and maximum power (P max) were extracted from the I–V SR of the InGaP top cells and GaAs middle cells were measured before and after alpha-particle Cited by: 3.

Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features balance Rayleigh Rayleigh scattering receiver reflected scattered radiation shown in Fig shows sky radiation Smithsonian Inst solar cell solar constant solar energy solar radiation solar spectrum spectral curves spectral regions strips.

Papers are presented on developments in thin film solar cells, high-efficiency solar cells and systems and applications of photovoltaics. Specific topics include the ultrahigh speed growth of silicon ribbons, an MIS inversion layer solar cell, the performance of a photovoltaically-powered air conditioning system, high-efficiency wraparound contact solar cells, grain orientations and boundaries Author: Robinson, N.

Amongst single junction solar cells, maximum efficiency of % ± % has been reported for thin film GaAs solar cells. However, despite InP being theoretically the most suitable candidate for single junction solar cells, its reported maximum efficiency remains at % ± % which is way below the Shockley–Queisser limit of InP and Cited by: 6.

The book contains fundamentals of solar radiation, its ecological impacts, applications, especially in agriculture, architecture, thermal and electric energy.

Chapters are written by numerous experienced scientists in the field from various parts of the world. Apart from chapter one which is the introductory chapter of the book, that gives a general topic insight of the book, there are 24 more.

The effects of proton and electron radiation on the performances of GaAs and CuInSe/sub 2//CdZnS (CIS) thin-film solar cells are evaluated. Bare cells (i.e. with no coverglass) were exposed to several energies of electron and proton radiation, and their performances were monitored by illuminated I-V curves, dark I-V curves, and spectral response measurements at different fluence by:   Until now, the promise of 'zero-energy' buildings been held back by two hurdles: the cost of the thin-film solar cells (used in façades, roofs and windows), and the fact they're made from scarce, and highly toxic, materials.

That's about to change: the UNSW team, led by Dr Xiaojing Hao of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics at the UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable. Extremely thin, semi-transparent, flexible solar cells could soon become reality. At the Vienna University of Technology, Thomas Mueller, Marco Furchi and.

Protons in the energy range from to 3 MeV produce a maximum in relative radiation damage in silicon solar cells. The relative damage to silicon solar cell V oc and P max due to low energy protons is more severe than that exhibited by I sc.

Proton damage in silicon solar cells can be normalised to the damage produced by protons of one energy. CuI and CuSCN as Hole Transport Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells Vinod E.

Madhavan1*, Ahmer Ali Bozdar Baloch1, Afsal Manekkathodi1, Dhanasekaran Thirunvukkaarasu1, I. Zimmermann2, C. Roldán- Carmona2, G.

Grancini2, M. Buffiere1, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin2, A. Belaidi1 and Nouar Tabet1 1 Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Author: Vinod Madhavan, Ahmer Ali Bozdar Baloch, Afsal Manekkathodi, Dhanasekaran Thirunvukkaarasu, Iwan Zim.

Extremely thin, semi-transparent, flexible solar cells could soon become reality. Scientists have managed to create a semiconductor structure consisting of two ultra-thin.

Extremely thin, semi-transparent, flexible solar cells could soon become reality. At the Vienna University of Technology, Thomas Mueller, Marco Furchi and Andreas Pospischil have managed to create a semiconductor structure consisting of two ultra-thin layers, which appears to be excellently suited for photovoltaic energy conversion.Abstract.

Recently, the authors have succeeded in fabricating diffused junction p{sup +}n(Cd,S) InP solar cells with measured AMO, 25 C open circuit voltage (V{sub OC}) of mV, which, to the best of their knowledge, is higher than previously reported V{sub OC} values for any InP homojunction solar cells.

Ultra-thin solar cells are flexible enough to bend around small objects, such as the 1mm-thick edge of a glass slide, as shown here. Credit: Juho Kim, et al/ APL.