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dc.contributor.advisorMichael, Sherif
dc.contributor.authorMcCloy, Darin J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:21:01Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:21:01Z
dc.date.issued1999-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8467
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis develops a model in Silvaco International's Virtual Wafer Fabrication (VWF) environment to assist advanced solar cell developers in designing more efficient solar cells intended for use in space. The complete model is intended to accurately predict the properties and characteristics of an existing state-of-the art multiple junction solar cell. This model should also be robust yet flexible in order to facilitate future modification and expansion. A specific dual junction cell, constructed of GaInP2/GaAs/Ge and displaying 24- 26% efficiency at Air Mass Zero sun equivalency, was chosen as the baseline for this model and the characteristics of this cell and the materials that comprise it are explored and discussed. Basic building block models are constructed and displayed. Additionally, the intended structure of the eventual model is displayed and possibilities for future work are describeden_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/highefficiency00mccl
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleHigh Efficiency Solar Cells: A Model in Silvacoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPieper, Ron
dc.subject.authorSolar Cellsen_US
dc.subject.authorIndium Phosphide Related Materialsen_US
dc.subject.authorSemiconductor Computer Modelingen_US
dc.subject.authorGallium Arsenide Related Materialsen_US
dc.subject.authorSilvacoen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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