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Non-destructive Testing of a Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cell: Magnetic Field - Electrical Properties Correlation

  • A. IbrahimEmail author
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Abstract

Magnetic field - Electrical characteristic correlation for a silicon solar cell (Si-SC) of n+ pp + structure was studied in the dark and illumination modes. In the dark, both the current and the voltage decreased with increasing the magnetic field in forward bias. However, in reverse bias, the behavior was quite different. Under illumination, the effect of magnetic field on I-V characteristics of the (Si-SC) was studied experimentally. Both short circuit current (Isc) and open circuit voltage (Voc) were measured under the influence of magnetic field. Isc under 200 mT decreased by 0.7 mA (i.e. 2.2%) while the corresponding value for Voc shows a reduction by 1.93%. The SC efficiency and the fill factor (FF) were calculated with and without the magnetic field. The Si SC efficiency and the fill factor were decreased by 7.04 % and 2.70%, respectively, under a magnetic field of 200 mT. This quality investigation, testing of the SC under magnetic field could be considered as one of the non-destructive reliability tools.

Keywords

Silicon solar cell Magnetic field effect I–V characteristics Dark and illumination modes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics department, Faculty of ScienceTanta UniversityTantaEgypt

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