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Abstract

The objective of this work is to characterize silicon solar cells using three experimental methods and two different modelling approaches. The dark I-V characteristics, the transient behaviour and the spectral responsivity have been measured on all the samples. A Monte Carlo and a more conventional numerical method have been used to analyze the experimental data. The lifetime and the diffusion length of the minority carriers in the base have been obtained from the opto- electronic measurements. The spectral responsivity of the devices has been successfully simulated by the Monte Carlo method in the whole wavelength range. Moreover, all the parameters involved in the dark current-voltage characteristic have been determined giving an extremely good correspondence to the experimental behaviour.

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Authors: VAN STEENWINKLE R, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK);VITTONE E, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK);SHAMSI T A, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK);MANFREDOTTI C, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK);MCALLISTER K JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TASK R&S, ISPRA (ITALY);IST. FISICA SUPERIORE, UNIV. DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: 8TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY CONFERENCE, FIRENZE (ITALY), MAY, 9-13, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3,-XI POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 33872 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126113200 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
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