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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Intermediate Band Solar Cells: Modeling and Simulation
Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil),
  • Materials for electric engineering and electronics,
  • Solar cells,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
The Intermediate Band Solar Cell (IBSC) is a novel photovoltaic device with the potential of surpassing the efficiency limit of conventional solar cells. It is based on a new class of materials characterized by the insertion of a collection of energy levels within the material bandgap. These levels act as the so-called Intermediate Band (IB) and cause a larger portion of the solar spectrum to be useful for photovoltaic conversion. Sub-bandgap photons can ideally be collected via two-step absorption mechanisms through the IB and thus enhance the photogenerated current without a significant voltage degradation. In this chapter, the authors show the state of the art of the modeling and simulation within the IBSC research field.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
IGI Global Dissemination of Knowledge
Book title
Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation
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  • Autor: Pablo Garcia-Linares Fontes (UPM)
  • Autor: Elisa Antolin Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Marti Vega (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Luque Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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