Non-ideal recombination and transport mechanisms in multiple band gap solar cells

S. P. Bremner, Christiana Honsberg, R. Corkish

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Abstract

The suggestion of the use of multiple band gap solar cells to achieve efficiencies in excess of the homojunction limit has meant that the method for calculating the limiting efficiency has come under scrutiny. In particular the inclusion of non-radiative transitions and transport apart from drift and diffusion is necessary for a consistent treatment. A method for the inclusion of non-radiative recombination into a three energy level system in a detailed balance framework is presented. Results are presented for the inclusion of an electron-electron Auger process at the central energy level. The results suggest that if the electron escapes to the conduction band edge the efficiency can be enhanced when away from the optimum band gap arrangement as compared to the cases of no Auger process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1206-1209
Number of pages4
Volume2000-January
ISBN (Print)0780357728
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2000 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: Sep 15 2000Sep 22 2000

Other

Other28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2000
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period9/15/009/22/00

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Solar cells
Energy gap
Electron energy levels
Electrons
Conduction bands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Bremner, S. P., Honsberg, C., & Corkish, R. (2000). Non-ideal recombination and transport mechanisms in multiple band gap solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (Vol. 2000-January, pp. 1206-1209). [916105] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2000.916105

Non-ideal recombination and transport mechanisms in multiple band gap solar cells. / Bremner, S. P.; Honsberg, Christiana; Corkish, R.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Vol. 2000-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2000. p. 1206-1209 916105.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bremner, SP, Honsberg, C & Corkish, R 2000, Non-ideal recombination and transport mechanisms in multiple band gap solar cells. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. vol. 2000-January, 916105, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1206-1209, 28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2000, Anchorage, United States, 9/15/00. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2000.916105
Bremner SP, Honsberg C, Corkish R. Non-ideal recombination and transport mechanisms in multiple band gap solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Vol. 2000-January. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2000. p. 1206-1209. 916105 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2000.916105
Bremner, S. P. ; Honsberg, Christiana ; Corkish, R. / Non-ideal recombination and transport mechanisms in multiple band gap solar cells. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Vol. 2000-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2000. pp. 1206-1209
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