A STUDY OF AMERICAN RADIATION RESISTANT 'LITHIUM' SOLAR CELLS.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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The performance characteristics of twenty-five American lithium-doped p on n silicon solar cells have been evaluated following sequential 1 MeV electron irradiation for fluences up to 10 to the 16th powere.sq.cm. Although the self healing performance recovery exhibited by these cells at room temperature following electron irradiation was impressive, their n-type base silicon sustained much greater damage than the p-type base silicon of the n on p, 10 ohm-cm control cells. Thus the end-of-life performance was, at best, worse than that of conventional n on p, 10 ohm-cm cells. The post-irradiation performance of the lithium cells has remained unchanged for three thousand hours. Author
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