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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Intermediate Band Solar Cells: Modeling and Simulation
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil),
  • Materials for electric engineering and electronics,
  • Solar cells,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
Information
Abstract
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.
International
Si
10.4018/978-1-4666-1927-2.ch011
Book Edition
Book Publishing
IGI Global Dissemination of Knowledge
ISBN
9781466619272
Series
Book title
Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation
From page
188
To page
213
Participants
  • 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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