PERFORMANCE STUDY OF p + /n AND n + /p SOLAR CELL STRUCTURES ON POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL.

P. Lester, S. J. Fonash, S Ashok

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Abstract

The possibility is explored of obtaining an analytical solution for the minority carrier distribution in a grain under illumination. The goal is to be able to analytically undertake performance study of p** plus /n and n** plus /p solar cell structures on polycrystalline material. It is shown that an analytical solution can be obtained in terms of Fourier and Fourier-Bessel series for a columnar grain under very general conditions. These conditions allow for grain boundary penetration from the top of a variable depth, grain boundary penetration from the bottom of a variable depth, and an arbitrary degree of passivation in the remainder of the grain boundary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
EventConf Rec IEEE Photovoltaic Spec Conf 14th - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 7 1980Jan 10 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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