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Liquid-Phase Deposition of Single-Phase Alpha-Copper-Indium-DiselenideThe success of exploratory missions in outer space often depends on a highly efficient renewable energy supply, as provided by solar cells. Figure 1 shows a well-known example: The robotic vehicle "Rover," constructed for NASA s "Mars Pathfinder" mission. The solar cells for such applications not only need to have high conversion efficiency, but must possess a high specific power, thus a high power output per unit mass. Since future missions will demand for large aggregates of solar cells and space flights are expensive, the solar cells must furthermore be available at low costs (per unit power output) and - very important in outer space - have a long lifetime and a high resistance against structural damage introduced by irradiation with high-energy electrons and protons.
Document ID
20050206390
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Cowen, J. (Case Western Reserve Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Lucas, L. (Case Western Reserve Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Ernst, F. (Case Western Reserve Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Pirouz, P. (Case Western Reserve Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hepp, A. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Bailey, S. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: 18th Space Photovoltaic Research and Technology Conference
Subject Category
Solid-State Physics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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