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dc.contributor.advisorTonio Buonassisi.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Douglas M. (Douglas Michael)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-19T19:32:38Z
dc.date.available2012-11-19T19:32:38Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/74988
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 52-56).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work discusses the Impurity-to-Efficiency (12E) simulation tool and applet. The 12E simulator models the physics of iron impurity gettering in silicon solar cells during high temperature processing. The tool also includes a device simulator to calculate cell performance after processing. By linking input materials, processing, and cell performance, 12E enables accelerated solar cell optimization. Herein, background information on the economic drivers of solar cell installations and manufacturing are used to introduce the importance of iron impurity engineering. The fundamental physics of gettering and the development of the numerical methods employed by the tool are presented. The development, deployment, and use of the web applet are also discussed.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Douglas M. Powell.en_US
dc.format.extent68 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleSimulation of iron impurity gettering in crystalline silicon solar cellsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc815961206en_US


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