There are significant relations between temperature and the electrical performances of betavoltaic cell. Two silicon diodes as the energy conversion device of betavoltaic cell were irradiated by Ni-63, checked the relations between temperature and the electrical performances such as Voc, Isc, Pmax etc. Isc increased very little as the temperature increasing but Voc decreased significantly. The changing values of Voc were −3.1 mV/k and −3.0 mV/k respectively within the temperature range of 233.15 K∼333.15 K. As a result of this, the Pmax, η etc. decreased markedly too.
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Effect of Temperature on the Ni-63 Betavoltaic Cell
Wang, G, Hu, R, Wei, H, Zhang, H, Yang, Y, Xiong, X, & Luo, S. "Effect of Temperature on the Ni-63 Betavoltaic Cell." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 3. Xi’an, China. May 17–21, 2010. pp. 55-59. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29150
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