An analysis of the saturation current in solar cells is presented. Based on this analysis it is concluded that the factor A which appears in the W. Shockley equation I//O equals A exp ( minus E//g/kT) is material independent and that A has a value 2. 95 multiplied by 10**5 A per unit area (1 cm**2) of the cell. On the basis of the work of N. M. Ravindra and V. K. Srivastava, the saturation current in solar cells can be explicitly related to a solid state parameter, the O K Debye temperature of the semiconductor dlnI//O/dT is also evaluated for various semiconductors at various temperatures. The study shows that dlnI//O/dT increases with increasing E//g//O.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Solar Cells: Their Science, Technology, Applications and Economics|
|State||Published - 1980|
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