Accession Number:

AD0875751

Title:

Silicon Cell Lifetime and Efficiency Improvement.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 15 Dec 68-15 Feb 70,

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP YOUNGWOOD PA SEMICONDUCTOR DIV

Report Date:

1970-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

288.0

Abstract:

The loss through recombination of minority carriers generated deep within a silicon solar cell is a limitation on the efficiency and radiation resistance of present devices. In this work the authors have explored the potential of multijunction silicon solar cells prepared by diffusion and epitaxial techniques for improved efficiency and radiation resistance. Two-junction diffused cell structures were found to offer improved performance for very thin wafers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE