Thermoradiative cells based on a p-type Cu3SbSe4 semiconductor: Application of a detailed balance model

García Moreno, Gregorio and Fernández Sánchez, Julio Juan and Palacios Clemente, Pablo and Wahnón Benarroch, Perla (2019). Thermoradiative cells based on a p-type Cu3SbSe4 semiconductor: Application of a detailed balance model. "Journal of Electronic Materials", v. 48 (n. 10); pp. 1-9. ISSN 0361-5235. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-019-07485-z.

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Title: Thermoradiative cells based on a p-type Cu3SbSe4 semiconductor: Application of a detailed balance model
Author/s:
  • García Moreno, Gregorio
  • Fernández Sánchez, Julio Juan
  • Palacios Clemente, Pablo
  • Wahnón Benarroch, Perla
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Electronic Materials
Date: 6 August 2019
ISSN: 0361-5235
Volume: 48
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Energy conversion systems; thermoradiative cells; detailed balance model; density functional theory; semiconductors
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Thermoradiative cells (TRCs) are power generators that efficiently convert low temperature waste heat into electricity. Although there is a growing interest in this potential technology, most of the works dealing with the study of efficient TRCs are focused on the theoretical analysis of their performance. In this work, a Cu3SbSe4 semiconductor is proposed to be applied in TRCs. Firstly, the electronic structure of Cu3SbSe4 has been obtained by using density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Then, DFT calculated bandgap values are employed to assess the efficiency of TRCs based on Cu3SbSe4. For this purpose, the power conversion efficiency has been calculated by using the Shockley–Queisser framework through a detailed balance model adapted to TRCs that includes the doping level through its effect on the energy barrier appearing at the pn-junction.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainENE2016-77798-C4-4-RSEHTOP-QCUnspecifiedAprovechamiento de luz solar mediante un proceso de dos fotones
Universidad Politécnica de MadridVJIDOUPM19GGMDNSMEPUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 63815
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63815/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63815
DOI: 10.1007/s11664-019-07485-z
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11664-019-07485-z
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 Nov 2020 16:22
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 16:22
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