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Record 10 of 16891
Calculated performance of p(+)n InP solar cells with In(0.52)Al(0.48)As window layers
External Online Source: doi:10.1063/1.105951
Author and Affiliation:
Jain, R. K.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Landis, G. A.(Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Brook Park, OH, United States)
Abstract: The performance of indium phosphide solar cells with lattice matched wide band-gap In(0.52)Al(0.48)As window layers was calculated using the PC-1D computer code. The conversion efficiency of p(+)n InP solar cells is improved significantly by the window layer. No improvement is seen for n(+)p structures. The improvement in InP cell efficiency was studied as a function of In(0.52)Al(0.48)As layer thickness. The use of the window layer improves both the open circuit voltage and short circuit current.For a typical In(0.52)Al(0.48)As window layer thickness of 20 nm, the cell efficiency improves in excess of 27 percent to a value of 18.74 percent.
Publication Date: Nov 11, 1991
Document ID:
19920030642
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 92A13266
Subject Category: ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Applied Physics Letters (ISSN 0003-6951); 59; 2555-255
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS3-25266
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Sverdrup Technology, Inc.; Brook Park, OH, United States
Description: 3p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ALUMINUM ARSENIDES; ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY; INDIUM PHOSPHIDES; SOLAR CELLS; CRYSTAL LATTICES; ENERGY GAPS (SOLID STATE); INDIUM ARSENIDES
Imprint And Other Notes: Applied Physics Letters (ISSN 0003-6951), vol. 59, Nov. 11, 1991, p. 2555-2557.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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