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Calculation of collection efficiency for amorphous silicon solar cells

Stulik, P and Singh, J (1998). Calculation of collection efficiency for amorphous silicon solar cells. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids,242(2-3):115-121.

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Title Calculation of collection efficiency for amorphous silicon solar cells
Author Stulik, P
Singh, J
Journal Name Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication Date 1998
Volume Number 242
Issue Number 2-3
ISSN 0022-3093   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0032290192
Start Page 115
End Page 121
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier Science
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract A simple method for calculating the collection efficiency of p-i-n type single junction amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells is presented. Using a modified admittance analysis method, the absorption profile of the intrinsic layer (i-layer) of a cell is calculated to determine the recombination function, which is then used for calculating the collection efficiency. It is expected that the present results of the collection efficiency are more accurate in comparison with the previous ones calculated either using a constant generation rate or an empirical exponential function for the generation of charge carriers throughout the i-layer. The collection efficiency thus calculated is used to obtain the short circuit current as a function of the thickness of the i-layer. Hence it can be used to determine the optimal thickness of the i-layer of a cell.
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