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Photon Absorption Models in Nanostructured Semiconductor Solar Cells and Devices

  • Antonio Luque
  • Alexander Virgil Mellor

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Antonio Luque, Alexander Virgil Mellor
    Pages 1-16
  3. Antonio Luque, Alexander Virgil Mellor
    Pages 17-63
  4. Antonio Luque, Alexander Virgil Mellor
    Pages 65-110
  5. Antonio Luque, Alexander Virgil Mellor
    Pages 111-148
  6. Antonio Luque, Alexander Virgil Mellor
    Pages 149-161
  7. Antonio Luque, Alexander Virgil Mellor
    Pages 163-170

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended to be used by materials and device physicists and also solar cells researchers. It models the performance characteristics of nanostructured solar cells and resolves the dynamics of transitions between several levels of these devices. An outstanding insight into the physical behaviour of these devices is provided, which complements experimental work. This therefore allows a better understanding of the results, enabling the development of new experiments and optimization of new devices. It is intended to be accessible to researchers, but also to provide engineering tools which are often only accessible to quantum physicists.

Photon Absorption Models in Nanostructured Semiconductor Solar Cells and Devices is intended to provide an easy-to-handle means to calculate the light absorption in nanostructures, the final goal being the ability to model operational behaviour of nanostructured solar cells. It allows researchers to design new experiments and improve solar cell performances, and offers a means for the easy approximate calculation of the energy spectrum and photon absorption coefficients of nanostructures. This calculation is based on the effective mass model and uses a new Hamiltonian called the Empirical kp Hamiltonian, which is based on a four band kp model.

Keywords

Effective Band Models Empirical kp Hamiltonian Nanostructured Solar Cells Photon Absorption Quantum Calculations

Authors and affiliations

  • Antonio Luque
    • 1
  • Alexander Virgil Mellor
    • 2
  1. 1.Solar Energy Institute, Polytechnic University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain, and Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Nanostructured Solar CellsSt PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Solar Energy Institute, Polytechnic University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain, and Imperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14538-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14537-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14538-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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