Defective solar cell, light micrograph

Defective solar cell, light micrograph

C019/6159 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 5.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Defective polycrystalline silicon solar cell, light micrograph. This photovoltaic cell converts light into electrical energy. This is a clean and renewable source of energy. The cell is made from a polycrystalline silicon nitride wafer (blue), a semiconductor material, covered by a grid of electrodes. Here one of the lines of the grid, known as a finger, has a gap in it, due to a defect in the screen printing process. This line, which is made of silver nanoparticles, collects the current and delivers it to busbars, which direct it out of the cell. Polycrystalline cells are less efficient than monocrystalline cells, but are far cheaper to manufacture. Magnification: x230 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: alternative energy, amorphous, break, broken, clean energy, defective, electrical power, electricity, electricity generation, energy, environment, environmental science, green energy, green technology, light micrograph, light microscope, manufacturing defect, materials science, n-type layer, nanomaterial, nanoparticle, nanotechnology, p-n junction, photovoltaic cell, photovoltaics, polycrystalline, polysilicon, renewable energy, semiconductor, silicon, silicon wafer, solar cell, solar energy, solar panel, solar power, sustainable energy, technological, technology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.