TY - JOUR
T1 - Generalized analysis of quasi-steady-state and transient decay open circuit voltage measurements
JF - Journal of Applied Physics
Y1 - 2002
A1 - Mark J Kerr
A1 - Andrés Cuevas
A1 - Ronald A. Sinton
AB - The current–voltage characteristics of solar cells and photodiodes can be determined by measuring the open-circuit voltage as a function of a slowly varying light intensity. This article presents a detailed theoretical analysis and interpretation of such quasi-steady-state Voc measurements (QssVoc). The ability of this analysis to accurately obtain the true steady-state device characteristics even in the case of high lifetime, high resistivity silicon devices is demonstrated experimentally. The QssVoc technique can be used to determine the minority carrier lifetime, and the new generalized analysis is required to do this accurately. An important outcome is that solar cell and diode device characteristics can be obtained from measurements of either the photoconductance or the open-circuit voltage, even using transient techniques.
VL - 91
N1 -

ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - On the use of a bias-light correction for trapping effects in photoconductance-based lifetime measurements of silicon
JF - Journal of Applied Physics
Y1 - 2001
A1 - Daniel Macdonald
A1 - Ronald A. Sinton
A1 - Andrés Cuevas
KW - CARRIER DENSITY
KW - carrier lifetime
KW - electron traps
KW - electron-hole recombination
KW - elemental semiconductors
KW - hole traps
KW - photoconductivity
KW - SILICON
KW - solar cells
PB - AIP
VL - 89
UR - http://link.aip.org/link/?JAP/89/2772/1
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Contactless determination of current–voltage characteristics and minority-carrier lifetimes in semiconductors from quasi-steady-state photoconductance data
JF - Applied Physics Letters
Y1 - 1996
A1 - Ronald A. Sinton
A1 - Andrés Cuevas
KW - carrier lifetime
KW - CV CHARACTERISTIC
KW - MINORITY CARRIERS
KW - photoconductivity
KW - SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS
KW - SILICON
KW - STEADY – STATE CONDITIONS
PB - AIP
VL - 69
UR - http://link.aip.org/link/?APL/69/2510/1
ER -