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The solar cell as a diode

The solar cell as a diode

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A solar cell consists of a p-doped layer and of an n-doped layer. Under the influence of light, free charge carriers are generated. These charge carriers are pushed outwards by the electric field, thus generating voltage. Due to this layout, the orientation of the voltage is clearly fixed, which enables the following experiment. During this experiment, voltage is applied to the darkened solar cell in order to demonstrate, based on a simple example, that the solar cell has in fact diode characteristics. In an additional partial experiment, the dark curve of the solar cell can be determined.


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  • easy teaching by using the demo board for demonstration
  • Simplified implementation: all pre-settings already prepared
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