Enabling Next Generation Solar Cells In Space

To enable the development of technology for space applications, it is essential that technologies are capable of surviving the harsh conditions of space. One of the potentially detrimental conditions is the effect of radiation, particularly in the form of trapped protons and electrons as found in the Van Allen belt. To simulate the effect of proton irradiation on thin film samples, the IBC provided H+ ion implantation at an energy of 100KeV. Thin films used in perovskite solar cells show no damage after exposure to proton radiation equivalent to a 10 year satellite mission in geostationary orbit.


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