Martí Vega, Antonio and Antolín Fernández, Elisa and García-Linares Fontes, Pablo and Hernández Martín, Estela and Ramiro Gonzalez, Iñigo and Moura Dias Mendes, Manuel Joao de and Mellor Null, Alexander Virgil and Artacho Huertas, Irene and López Estrada, Esther and Tobías Galicia, Ignacio and Fuertes Marrón, David and Tablero Crespo, César and Cristóbal López, Ana Belén and Luque López, Antonio
Guide to intermediate band solar cell research.
In: "27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition", 24/09/2012 - 28/09/2012, Frankfurt, Germany. pp. 22-26.
The intermediate band solar cell (IBSC) is a solar cell that, in order to increase its efficiency over that of single gap solar cells, takes advantage of the absorption of below-bandgap energy photons by means of an intermediate band (IB) located in the semiconductor bandgap. For this process to improve the solar cell performance, the belowbandgap photon absorption has to be effective and the IB cannot limit the open-circuit voltage of the cell. In this paper we provide a guide to the new researcher interested in the idea in order he can quickly become familiar with the concept and updated with the most relevant experimental results.