Accession Number : ADD010661

Title :   Hole Matrix Vertical Junction Solar Cell.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holt,J F

Report Date : 11 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An improved vertical junction solar cell is provided which comprises a thin silicon chip having on one surface thereof a plurality of holes therein closely spaced in a desired array, the walls of the holes defining the vertical junction of the cell. The resulting structure provides improved light utilization during the entire life of the cell, and improved radiation resistance, as compared to grooved structure cells. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Solar cells, *Holes(Openings), *Semiconductor junctions, *Silicon, Junctions, Grooving, Vertical orientation, Life expectancy(Service Life), Chips(Electronics), Radiation hardening, Utilization, Thinness, Walls, Radiation resistance, Structures, Surfaces, Light, Cells

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE