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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
New generation of materials for more efficient solar energy use: Quantum modelling and experimental realizations
Research Areas
  • Materials for electric engineering and electronics,
  • Solar cells
Different authors have previously proposed several schemes for increasing the efficiency of a solar photovoltaic cell, using either multijunction solar cells made by stacking several elemental cells with different band-gap widths allowing an optimized light absorption of different wavelength in each elemental cell (Green, 2006), or by indirect conversion through thermal energy (Coutts, 1999) using emitters with radiant spectra concentrated in a narrow energy range adapted to the bandgap of a normal photovoltaic element. In the development of higher energetic efficiency in photovoltaic (PV) cells, a new idea was proposed by Wolf in 1960 to achieve higher photovoltaic (PV) efficiency, the so-called defect PV or impurity PV device, where a defect level serves as intermediate step for the electronic transition and a voltage corresponding to the full bandgap is obtained while using photons of lower than bandgap energy.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante
Book title
Recent advances within the field of Materials Science in Spain
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  • Autor: Perla Wahnon Benarroch (UPM)
  • Autor: Pablo Palacios Clemente (UPM)
  • Autor: I. Aguilera
  • Autor: Yohanna Seminóvski Pérez (UPM)
  • Autor: R. Lucena
  • Autor: J.C. Conesa
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)