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A detailed study of p-n junction solar cells by means of collection efficiency

Kittidachachan, P., Markvart, T., Bagnall, D.M., Greef, R. and Ensell, G.J. (2007) A detailed study of p-n junction solar cells by means of collection efficiency Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 91, (2-3), pp. 160-166. (doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2006.08.002).

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The operation of a crystalline silicon solar cell was studied by a methodology based on collection efficiency. The collection efficiencies of the base, emitter, and depletion layers were determined separately using numerical solutions. The quantum efficiency was then determined by the reciprocity theorem. It is shown that the model can provide useful new insights and can be used to extract device parameters by fitting the modelled results to experimental data.

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Published date: January 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: 3rd-5th January 2005
Venue - Dates: 31st Photovoltaics specialist conference, United States, 2005-01-03 - 2005-01-05
Keywords: collection efficiency, spectral response, quantum efficiency, reciprocity theorem dark carrier distribution, reciprocity theorem, photocarrier collection, charge collection, parameters, emitters, silicon
Organisations: Chemistry


Local EPrints ID: 263600
ISSN: 0927-0248
PURE UUID: 8dad0ce5-c031-46e1-a1e0-69d0c6325495

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Date deposited: 23 Feb 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:43

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Author: P. Kittidachachan
Author: T. Markvart
Author: D.M. Bagnall
Author: R. Greef
Author: G.J. Ensell

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