Accession Number : AD0451543


Title :   DENDRITIC SOLAR CELL AND ARRAY INVESTIGATION.


Descriptive Note : Interim progress rept. no. 4, 1 June-1 Sep 64,


Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP YOUNGWOOD PA


Personal Author(s) : Tarneja, K S


Report Date : 01 Sep 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : The one-year effort is discussed for maximizing the radiation resistance of silicon webbed dendrites using novel approaches such as introduction of drift fields. Design considerations and fabrication techniques for solar cells using drift-field structures are presented. Three different approaches for achieving graded base structures are discussed. Results on solar cells fabricated using these approaches are presented. Design considerations and analysis of various substructures for solar cell panel assembly are discussed. Efforts were devoted to the design of solar cell panels for the purposes of improving watts/lb. Antireflective coatings were applied on solar cells fabricated from silicon webbed dendrites. Irradiation studies using 1 MeV electron energy on the various drift field structures are presented. Irradiation experiments on P/N and N/P solar cells in vacuum and in air were carried on and the results discussed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SOLAR CELLS , SILICON , SOLAR PANELS , ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE , VOLTAGE , PROTON BOMBARDMENT , ELECTRONS , ELECTRON DENSITY , AIR , VACUUM , ALUMINUM


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE