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==Making Your Own Gallium Arsenide Solar Cell==
 
==Making Your Own Gallium Arsenide Solar Cell==
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Although the [[gallium arsenide]] [[solar cell]] may seem a difficult apparatus to construct.  There are distinct steps that can be taken to create one on your own at home or in your lab. 
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=====1-Obtain the Substrate=====
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Depending what specific properties you want your solar cell to have differing substrates should be used.  The most common for use with [[gallium arsenide]] are [[silicon]] and [[germanium]].  These can be fabricated, although these processes were not outlined in this article.  They can be purchased in various catalogs and also online. 
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=====2-Create the Gallium Arsenide Crystal=====
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This is the most difficult step of the solar cell's construction.  The [[gallium]] and [[arsenic]] must be acquired either separately or in the form of [[gallium arsenide]].  If the [[crystal]] is not created by on of the processes outlined above, the likelihood that it will have high efficiency is very low.  The best ways to make a [[gallium arsenide solar cell]]s were as stated above, [[molecular beam epitaxy]], [[metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy]], and [[electroplating]].  To create your [[gallium arsenide]] [[crystal]], one of the following must be done:
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*Obtain the equipment to allow  you to do MBE, MOVPE, or [[electroplating]].  This, however as one would imagine, would be rather expensive.
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*Build the MBE, MOVPE, or [[electroplating]] apparatus.  This again would prove fiscally rigorous.
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*The cheapest and most probable means to produce a high quality crystal, would be to request access to a lab that has the appropriate equipment to execute the crystal creation.     
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There are still ways to make a [[gallium arsenide]] [[crystal]].  [[Spin coating]] is one means.  This method is very likely to not yield high results.  For the [[spin coating]] option one would have to acquire a [[spin coater]].  This could be a tough task because they are rare and also they can be very expensive.  Just like the afore mentioned examples, one should buy, build, or gain access to a [[spin coater]].
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Lastly one could create a low quality [[gallium arsenide]] [[crystal]] by the application of a [[gallium arsenide]] paste.  This paste can be created by mixing water and gallium arsenide powder in varying amounts.  This can then be thinly spread over the [[substrate]].  Care should be taken to apply the paste as thinly as possible.  NOTE: If using this method, remember that only one layer of gallium arsenide molecules is needed.  Thus a thick layer is redundant, unnecessary, and will probably impair efficiency.     
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=====3-Creating a Closed Circuit=====
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=====4-Applying the Sunlight=====
    
==Future Development==
 
==Future Development==

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