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METHOD OF FABRICATING VERTICAL MULTIJUNCTION SOLAR CELLS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005458D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 98K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Robert M. Handy

Abstract

Vertical multijunction is desirable as means for improving the efficiency of solar cells. The carrier collecting p-n junctions are arranged to be perpendicular to the surface and closely spliced so that no matter where a light generated free carrier is created, it will always be close to a junction, preferably within adiffusion length, so that it can be collected before it recombines.