Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Extended description of tunnel junctions for distributed modeling of concentrator multi-junction solar cells
Year:2011

Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications

Information
Abstract
One ofthekeycomponentsofhighlyefficientmulti-junctionconcentratorsolarcellsisthetunnel junctioninterconnection.Inthispaper,animproved3Ddistributedmodelispresentedthatconsiders real operationregimesinatunneljunction.Thisadvancedmodelisabletoaccuratelysimulatethe operationofthesolarcellathighconcentrationsatwhichthephotogeneratedcurrentsurpassesthe peak currentofthetunneljunction.Simulationsofdual-junctionsolarcellswerecarriedoutwith the improvedmodeltoillustrateitscapabilitiesandtheresultshavebeencorrelatedwithexperimental data reportedintheliterature.Thesesimulationsshowthat,undercertaincircumstances,thesolar cell?s shortcircuitcurrentmaybeslightlyhigherthanthetunneljunctionpeakcurrentwithout showingthecharacteristicdipinthe J?V curve. Thisbehavioriscausedbythelateralcurrentspreading towarddarkregions,whichoccursthroughtheanode/p-barrierofthetunneljunction.
International
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JCR
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Title
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
ISBN
0927-0248
Impact factor JCR
4,542
Impact info
Volume
95
Journal number
9
From page
2693
To page
2697
Month
SEPTIEMBRE
Ranking
7/78 ENERGY AND FUELS (SCI); 21/219 MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY (SCI)
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Electrónica Física