Implementation of a Monte Carlo method to model photon conversion for solar cells.

Cañizo Nadal, Carlos del and Tobías Galicia, Ignacio and Pérez Bedmar Fernández, Juan and Pan, Aline Cristiane and Luque López, Antonio (2008). Implementation of a Monte Carlo method to model photon conversion for solar cells.. "Thin Solid Films", v. 516 (n. 20); pp. 6757-6762. ISSN 0040-6090. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2007.12.017.

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Title: Implementation of a Monte Carlo method to model photon conversion for solar cells.
Author/s:
  • Cañizo Nadal, Carlos del
  • Tobías Galicia, Ignacio
  • Pérez Bedmar Fernández, Juan
  • Pan, Aline Cristiane
  • Luque López, Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Thin Solid Films
Date: August 2008
ISSN: 0040-6090
Volume: 516
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Photon conversion; modeling; Monte Carlo; solar cells.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A physical model describing different photon conversion mechanisms is presented in the context of photovoltaic applications. To solve the resulting system of equations, a Monte Carlo ray-tracing model is implemented, which takes into account the coupling of the photon transport phenomena to the non-linear rate equations describing luminescence. It also separates the generation of rays from the two very different sources of photons involved (the sun and the luminescence centers). The Monte Carlo simulator presented in this paper is proposed as a tool to help in the evaluation of candidate materials for up- and downconversion. Some application examples are presented, exploring the range of values that the most relevant parameters describing the converter should have in order to give significant gain in photocurrent.

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Item ID: 2375
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2375/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2375
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2007.12.017
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/504106/description#description
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Feb 2010 09:12
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:05
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