publication . Thesis . 2012

Modeling Radiation Effects on a Triple Junction Solar Cell using Silvaco ATLAS

Schiavo, Daniel;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
In this research, Silvaco ATLAS, an advanced virtual wafer fabrication tool, was used to model the effects of radiation on a triple junction InGaP/GaAs/Ge solar cell. A Silvaco ATLAS model of a triple junction InGaP/GaAs/Ge cell was created by first creating individual models for solar cells composed of each material. Realistic doping levels were used and thicknesses were varied to produce the design parameters and create reasonably efficient solar cell models for testing. After the individual solar cells were built, defects simulating the damage caused by radiation were introduced into the semiconductor model. After showing that the defects had a noticeable eff...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: integumentary system
free text keywords: ATLAS, Fluence, I-V Curve, Photogeneration, Radiation, Semiconductors, Silvaco, Solar Cell, Traps, Triple Junction
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