Abstract

Towards the goal of designing, building and optimizing an operational hot carrier solar cell, components of a hot carrier solar cell numerical device model have been developed and used to investigate the operation of the device. A coupled electron phonon energy balance model and an energy selective contact transport model have been written. An investigation using the energy selective contact transport model compared the performance of differing extraction barrier structures. A second investigation coupled the current calculating portion of the energy selective contact transport model to the electron phonon energy balance model to study the operation of these codependent device subsystems. In this paper, the construction of the energy selective contact transport model, and results from the two aforementioned investigations are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1054-1059
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 21 2013

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/16/136/21/13

Keywords

  • Hot carrier solar cells
  • Hot carriers
  • Numerical models
  • Numerical simulation
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Resonant tunneling devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Limpert, S., Goodnick, S., Honsberg, C., Conibeer, G., & Bremner, S. (2013). A hot carrier solar cell device model using a coupled electron phonon energy balance model. In 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 (pp. 1054-1059). [6744322] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744322