Accession Number:

AD0676976

Title:

NEUTRON DAMAGE TO SILICON SOLAR CELLS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Silicon solar cells of the np 5 to 10 ohm-cm type were irradiated with neutron fluences from 5.2 x 10 to the ninth power to 1.5 x 10 to the 13th power nsq cm using a TRIGA reactor. Current-voltage characteristics, spectral response, and diffusion length measurements were made and the results interrelated. Agreement with theory is good. Diffusion length depends upon injection level in a manner similar to that for proton irradiation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE