Accession Number:

AD0691631

Title:

A STUDY OF AMERICAN RADIATION RESISTANT 'LITHIUM' SOLAR CELLS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE