The performance stability of CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells against radiation damage caused by protons and electrons has been investigated. High vacuum evaporated superstrate configuration cells of 10 - 12.5 % were developed on soda-lime glass.The irradiation experiments were performed under extremely damaging conditions. The subsequent characterisation confirms that CdTe/CdS solar cells are highly suitable for space application. A minor degradation is measured at high fluences for low energy protons of 650 keV and fluences of some 1016cm-2 for 3 MeV electrons.

Radiation Hardness of CdTe/CdS solar cells

ROMEO, Alessandro;
2002

Abstract

The performance stability of CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells against radiation damage caused by protons and electrons has been investigated. High vacuum evaporated superstrate configuration cells of 10 - 12.5 % were developed on soda-lime glass.The irradiation experiments were performed under extremely damaging conditions. The subsequent characterisation confirms that CdTe/CdS solar cells are highly suitable for space application. A minor degradation is measured at high fluences for low energy protons of 650 keV and fluences of some 1016cm-2 for 3 MeV electrons.
3936338086
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thin films; particle irradiation; solar cell; CdTe
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