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Research Publications in journals:
Enhancement of up-conversion efficiency by combining rare earth-doped phosphors with PbS quantum dots
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Phisics
Information
Abstract
This paper aims to enhance the up-conversion phenomena observed in silicon solar cells by combining a rare earth-doped phosphor with PbS quantum dots. Two different ways of adhering the up-converter and the fluorescent material to a bifacial solar cell are implemented: dissolving the powder in a spin-on oxide and by dissolving it in a silicone gel. Characterization is carried out through photocurrent and photoluminescence measurements. The improvement in photocurrent detected by the combination of the up-converter and the PbS quantum dots is 60% better than without them, demonstrating that the absorption and emission characteristics of the quantum dots embedded both in the oxide or the silicone can be tuned to the desired spectral region.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS
ISBN
0927-0248
Impact factor JCR
3,858
Impact info
Volume
94
Journal number
From page
1923
To page
1926
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Aline Cristiane Pan . (UPM)
  • Participante: N.M. Santos
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
  • Participante: J.P. Leitao
  • Participante: E. Cánovas
  • 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
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