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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Fundamentals of intermediate band solar cells
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil),
  • Solar cells,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
Information
Abstract
Intermediate band solar cells aim to exploit the energy of below bandgap energy photons. They are based on materials that are characterised by the existence of an additional electronic band (intermediate band) located in between the conduction and valence band. An optimised IBSC has near the same limiting efficiency potential (63.2%) than a triple junction solar cells but without requiring tunnel junctions to connect the single gap solar cells. This chapter reviews its fundamental theory and introduces the different approaches that are being followed towards its implementation: quantum dots, the insertion of suitable impurities into a semiconductor host at sufficiently high densities (bulk approach) and the molecular approaches.
International
Si
10.100/978-3-642-23368-5
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Springer Verlag
ISBN
978-3-642-23368-5
Series
Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Book title
Next Generation of Photovoltaics: New concepts
From page
209
To page
228
Participants
  • Autor: Antonio Luque Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Marti Vega (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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