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Solar Cell Characterization

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Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells

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The solar cell characterizations covered in this chapter address the electrical power generating capabilities of the cell. Some of these covered characteristics pertain to the workings within the cell structure (e.g., charge carrier lifetimes), while the majority of the highlighted characteristics help establish the macro-performance of the finished solar cell (e.g., spectral response, maximum power output). Specific performance characteristics of solar cells are summarized, while the method(s) and equipment used for measuring these characteristics are emphasized.

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Hamadani, B.H., Dougherty, B. (2016). Solar Cell Characterization. In: Paranthaman, M., Wong-Ng, W., Bhattacharya, R. (eds) Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells. Springer Series in Materials Science, vol 218. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20331-7_8

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