Correlation of Acoustically Detected Thermal Waves with Injected and Photogenerated Currents in a Photovoltaic Cell

Harvey Flaisher, David Cahen

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Abstract

Acoustic detection of thermal waves emanating from a photovoltaic cell are employed to quantitatively distinguish between two power dissipation mechanisms, namely, space-charge thermalization of photogenerated carriers and recombination of injected carriers in the base region. The method can aid in quantitative calorimetric investigations of power-loss mechanisms in photovoltaic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-458
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1987
Externally publishedYes

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