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The Influence of High-Energy Lithium Ion Irradiation on Electrical Characteristics of Silicon and GaAs Solar Cells

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6 Author(s)
B. Jayashree ; Dept. of Phys., Bangalore Univ. ; Ramani ; M. C. Radhakrishna ; Anil Agrawal
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Space-grade Si and GaAs solar cells were irradiated with 15 & 40 MeV Li ions. Illuminated (AM0 condition) and unilluminated I-V curves reveal that the effect of high-energy Li ion irradiation has produced similar effects to that of proton irradiation. However, an additional, and different, defect mechanism is suggested to dominate in the heavier-ion results. Comparison is made with proton-irradiated solar-cell work and with non-ionizing energy-loss (NIEL) radiation-damage models

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 6 )