Project: Characterization and minimalization of electronic and structural defects in germanium crystals for solar cell material in space applications.
- project duration
- 01-APR-98 – 31-JUL-01
- In the future, germanium will become an active photovoltaic part of Ge/GaAs solar cells for space applications. A characterization method and process monitoring will be developed with respect to the lifetime of the minority carriers. The influence of doping as wall as non-doping elements on the crystallographic perfection and the lifetime will be investigated.