Understanding experimental characterization of intermediate band solar cell

Martí Vega, Antonio and Antolín Fernández, Elisa and García-Linares Fontes, Pablo and Luque López, Antonio (2012). Understanding experimental characterization of intermediate band solar cell. "Journal of Materials Chemistry", v. 22 (n. 43); pp. 22832-22839. ISSN 0959-9428. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2jm33757f.

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Title: Understanding experimental characterization of intermediate band solar cell
Author/s:
  • Martí Vega, Antonio
  • Antolín Fernández, Elisa
  • García-Linares Fontes, Pablo
  • Luque López, Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Materials Chemistry
Date: October 2012
ISSN: 0959-9428
Volume: 22
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

An intermediate band solar cell is a novel photovoltaic device with the potential to exceed the efficiency of single gap solar cells. In the last few years, several prototypes of these cells, based on different technologies, have been reported. Since these devices do not yet perform ideally, it is sometimes difficult to determine to what extent they operate as actual intermediate band solar cells. In this article we provide the essential guidelines to interpret conventional experimental results (current-voltage plots, quantum efficiency, etc.) associated with their characterization. A correct interpretation of these results is essential in order not to mislead the research efforts directed towards the improvement of the efficiency of these devices.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7283798NGCPVUnspecifiedA new generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems

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Item ID: 16095
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16095/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16095
DOI: 10.1039/c2jm33757f
Official URL: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2012/jm/c2jm33757f
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Jul 2013 18:59
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 11:58
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