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Experimental investigation of the excess charge and time constant of minority carriers in the thin diffused layer of 0.1 Ohm-cm silicon solar cellsThe observed low open-circuit voltage in 0.1 Ohm-cm solar cells is probably related to an excessively high diode saturation current. Theoretical studies conducted by Lindholm et al. (1975) and by Godlewski et al. (1975) have shown that a high saturation current could be produced by either high recombination rates or bandgap narrowing effects. A description is given of an investigation which shows that bandgap narrowing effects have a first order significance in determining the charge carrier transport controlling the open-circuit voltage of 0.1 Ohm-cm silicon solar cells.
Document ID
19760060179
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Godlewski, M. P. (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Brandhorst, H. W., Jr. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Lindholm, F. A. (Florida, University Gainesville, Fla., United States)
Sah, C. T. (Illinois, University Urbana, Ill., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1976
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Materials Research Conference(Salt Lake City, UT)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other