Thermal Depth Profiling of Solar Cells by Acoustic Calorimetry

  • M. Fracastoro-Decker
  • E. A. M. Fagotto
  • F. Decker
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 62)


The electroacoustic technique has been used to investigate thermal dissipation processes in p-n+ Si solar cells. The acoustic signal has been measured as a function of the amplitude and frequency of the applied voltage modulation. Experiments can be understood using a vector model which takes into account the different locations of power generation and absorption in the cell.


Solar Cell Power Dissipation Base Side Photogenerated Carrier Emitter Side 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Fracastoro-Decker
    • 1
  • E. A. M. Fagotto
    • 1
  • F. Decker
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de FísicaUNICAMPCampinasBrazil

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