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Misconceptions and Misnomers in Solar Cells

Cuevas, Andres; Yan, Di


Some of the terms that are currently used in solar cell technology, such as 'emitter' and 'back surface field,' perpetuate old misconceptions about the role of the highly doped n + and p+ regions commonly implemented near their front and back surfaces. This paper reviews the physics of the p + back surface region of silicon solar cells and concludes that, whereas electric fields are important to describe equilibrium conditions, the main force behind carrier transport under illumination is the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2238289


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