GaA1As/GaAs solar cell process study
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, For sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Washington, D.C, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Solar batteries -- Economic aspects.,
  • Space vehicles -- Solar engines -- Economic aspects.,
  • Gallium compounds.

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StatementDavid W. Almgren and Katinka I. Csigi ; prepared for Langley Research Center.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-3361.
ContributionsCsigi, Katlinka I., 1949-, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch., Langley Research Center.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 54 p. :
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17823243M

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This interest arises primarily for three reasons. First, the bandgap of eV at K is very nearly ideal for a photovoltaic device operating in our solar spectrum. Second, GaAs solar cells should be capable of operating at higher temperatures than silicon (Si) cells. Third, GaAs solar cells are expected to be very radiation by: work was concerned with a production rate of 10,, 1 cm2 (AlGa)As/GaAs solar cells per day of which cm2 were space qualified cells. The production goal assumed for the current study was the fabrication of enough single crystal, gallium arsenide solar cells to support the launch of one W, space-qualified, solar cell. Gaalas/Gaas Solar Cell Process Study. By K. I. Csigi and D. W. Almgren. Abstract. Available information on liquid phase, vapor phase (including chemical vapor deposition) and molecular beam epitaxy growth procedures that could be used to fabricate single crystal, heteroface, (AlGa) As/GaAs solar cells, for space applications is summarized. A Author: K. I. Csigi and D. W. Almgren.   In the presence of these deep level defects, the electron-hole pairs generated in the vicinity of the intrinsic region of a solar cell can be still collected as diffusion current, but the collection efficiency may not be as high as the one from the depletion region. In this paper, we study on heterojunction pin solar cell device based on GaAsBi. Considering of the midgap trap level found by DLTS, we apply Cited by: 1.

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