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Memorias de investigación
Six not so easy pieces in intermediate band solar cell research
Research Areas
  • Materials for electric engineering and electronics,
  • Solar cells
The concept of "intermediate band solar cell" (IBSC) is, apparently, simple to grasp. However, since the idea was proposed, our understanding has improved and we feel now that we can explain better some concepts than we initially introduced. Clarifying these concepts is important, even if they are well-known for the advanced researcher, so that efforts can be driven in the right direction from start. The six pieces of this work are: Does a miniband need to be formed when the IBSC is implemented with quantum dots?; What are the problems of each of the main practical approaches that exist today? What are the simplest experimental techniques to demonstrate whether an IBSC is working as such or not? What is the issue with the absorption coefficient overlap? and Mott's transition? What the best system would be, if any?
Entity Nationality
San Francisco (CA)
  • Autor: Antonio Marti Vega (UPM)
  • Autor: Elisa Antolin Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Pablo Garcia-Linares Fontes (UPM)
  • Autor: Iñigo Ramiro Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Irene Artacho Huertas (UPM)
  • Autor: Esther Lopez Estrada (UPM)
  • Autor: Estela Hernandez Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Mendes
  • Autor: Alexander Virgil Mellor . (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Tobias Galicia (UPM)
  • Autor: David Fuertes Marron (UPM)
  • Autor: Cesar Tablero Crespo (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Belen Cristobal López (UPM)
  • Autor: C.G. Bailey
  • Autor: M. Gonzalez
  • Autor: M. Yakes
  • Autor: M.P. Lumb
  • Autor: R. Walters
  • 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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