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A numerical model of p n junctions bordering on surfaces

dc.contributor.author Altermatt, Pietro en_US
dc.contributor.author Aberle, Armin en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhao, Jianhua en_US
dc.contributor.author Wang, Aihua en_US
dc.contributor.author Heiser, Gernot en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T13:30:56Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T13:30:56Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.description.abstract Many solar cell structures contain regions where the emitter p–n junction borders on the surface. If the surface is not well passivated, a large amount of recombination occurs in such regions. This type of recombination is influenced by the electrostatics of both the p–n junction and the surface, and hence it is different from the commonly described recombination phenomena occurring in the p–n junction within the bulk. We developed a two-dimensional model for the recombination mechanisms occurring in emitter p–n junctions bordering on surfaces. The model is validated by reproducing the experimental I–V curves of specially designed silicon solar cells. It is shown under which circumstances a poor surface passivation, near where the p–n junction borders on the surface, reduces the fill factor and the open-circuit voltage. The model can be applied to many other types of solar cells. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0927-0248 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/39857
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Solar cell. en_US
dc.subject.other p–n junction. en_US
dc.subject.other Recombination mechanisms. en_US
dc.subject.other Renewable energy. en_US
dc.subject.other Engineering. en_US
dc.subject.other Photovoltaics. en_US
dc.title A numerical model of p n junctions bordering on surfaces en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-0248(02)00061-2 en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 1-4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 165-174 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 74 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Altermatt, Pietro, Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Aberle, Armin, Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Zhao, Jianhua, Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Wang, Aihua, Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Heiser, Gernot, Computer Science & Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering *
unsw.relation.school School of Computer Science and Engineering *
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