Title

Electronic and thermal transport in hot carrier solar cells with low-dimensional contacts

RIS ID

22493

Publication Details

O''Dwyer, M. F., Humphrey, T., Lewis, R. A. and Zhang, C. (2008). Electronic and thermal transport in hot carrier solar cells with low-dimensional contacts. Microelectronics Journal, 39 (3/4), 656-659.

Abstract

Hot carrier solar cells are a third generation solar cell device where electrons and holes, heated by solar radiation, are removed from the absorber via low-dimensional energy selective contacts before they can thermalise to the band edge. Here, a new model is presented for calculating the performance of these devices, which takes into account the energy spectrum of the contacts. It is shown that efficiency is maximised with a certain ideal number of contacts and that the energy spectra of these should be narrow.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mejo.2007.07.062