Accession Number:

AD0667519

Title:

PRESENT STATUS OF CADMIUM SULFIDE THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-12-13

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Cadmium sulfide thin film solar cells, especially selected for stability under ambient conditions, experienced severe degradation in their I-V characteristics when subjected to thermal cycling in vacuum. A number of diagnostic techniques were applied to determine the failure mechanism. These included cross-sectioning, infrared measurements, mechanical stress tests and the measurement of series and shunt resistance. Different types of failure modes are discussed. The results of radiation experiments are summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE