Six not so easy pieces in intermediate band solar cell research

Martí Vega, Antonio and Antolín Fernández, Elisa and García-Linares Fontes, Pablo and Ramiro Gonzalez, Iñigo and Artacho Huertas, Irene and López Estrada, Esther and Hernández Martín, Estela and Mendes, Manuel J. and Mellor Null, Alexander Virgil and Tobías Galicia, Ignacio and Fuertes Marrón, David and Tablero Crespo, César and Cristóbal López, Ana Belén and Bailey, C.G. and González, M. and Yakes, M. and Lumb, M.P. and Walters, R. and Luque López, Antonio (2013). Six not so easy pieces in intermediate band solar cell research. In: "Proc. SPIE. Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices II", 02/02/2013, San Francisco, California, USA. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002533.

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Title: Six not so easy pieces in intermediate band solar cell research
Author/s:
  • Martí Vega, Antonio
  • Antolín Fernández, Elisa
  • García-Linares Fontes, Pablo
  • Ramiro Gonzalez, Iñigo
  • Artacho Huertas, Irene
  • López Estrada, Esther
  • Hernández Martín, Estela
  • Mendes, Manuel J.
  • Mellor Null, Alexander Virgil
  • Tobías Galicia, Ignacio
  • Fuertes Marrón, David
  • Tablero Crespo, César
  • Cristóbal López, Ana Belén
  • Bailey, C.G.
  • González, M.
  • Yakes, M.
  • Lumb, M.P.
  • Walters, R.
  • Luque López, Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Proc. SPIE. Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices II
Event Dates: 02/02/2013
Event Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Title of Book: Proc. SPIE. Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices II
Date: 2013
Volume: 8620
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Intermediate band solar cells, fundamentals, next generation solar cells, quantum dots
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The concept of "intermediate band solar cell" (IBSC) is, apparently, simple to grasp. However, since the idea was proposed, our understanding has improved and we feel now that we can explain better some concepts than we initially introduced. Clarifying these concepts is important, even if they are well-known for the advanced researcher, so that efforts can be driven in the right direction from start. The six pieces of this work are: Does a miniband need to be formed when the IBSC is implemented with quantum dots?; What are the problems of each of the main practical approaches that exist today? What are the simplest experimental techniques to demonstrate whether an IBSC is working as such or not? What is the issue with the absorption coefficient overlap? and Mott's transition? What the best system would be, if any?

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Item ID: 26643
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26643/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26643
DOI: 10.1117/12.2002533
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Jun 2014 17:16
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:42
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