Simulation of silicon solar cell radiation effects with GEANT4

A. Fedoseyev, S. Herasimenka

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Abstract

In this paper we present the approach to numerical simulation of the radiation effects in Silicon solar cells with GEANT4 software. Improvements to solar cell radiation hardness are critical for power generation applications in long-term space missions. When solar cells are used in outer space or in Lunar environment, they are subject to bombardment by high-energy particles, which induce a degradation referred to as radiation damage. A family of predictive models for radiation effects induced by high energy protons in a silicon solar cell structure have been developed using a numberof software tools [7]. Simulation of electron radiation effects in solar cells is equally required,but was still missing due the abbsence of the software. GEANT4 is a software toolkit for the simulation of the passage of particles through matter. GEANT4 has both electron and proton radiation simulation capability, that makes it attractive to apply to solar cells simulation. Performed and presented in this paper numerical experiments demonstrate that GEANT4 can be used for simulation of silicon solar cell radiation effects, that was not possible before with other software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplication of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences
Subtitle of host publication12th International On-line Conference for Promoting the Application of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences, AMiTaNS 2020
EditorsMichail D. Todorov, Michail D. Todorov
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440364
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International On-line Conference for Promoting the Application of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences, AMiTaNS 2020 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: Jun 24 2020Jun 29 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2302
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference12th International On-line Conference for Promoting the Application of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences, AMiTaNS 2020
CountryBulgaria
CityAlbena
Period6/24/206/29/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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