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Advanced Nanostructured Concepts in Solar Cells using III-V and Silicon-Based Materials

Abstract As existing solar cell technologies come closer to their theoretical efficiency, new concepts that overcome the Shockley-Queisser limit and exceed 50% efficiency need to be explored. New materials systems are often investigated to achieve this, but the use of existing solar cell materials in advanced concept approaches is compelling for multiple theoretical and practical reasons. In order to include advanced concept approaches into existing materials, nanostructures are used as they alter the physical properties of these materials. To explore advanced nanostructured concepts with existing materials such as III-V alloys, silicon and/or silicon/germanium and associated alloys, fundamental aspects of using these materials in advanced concept n... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Dahal, Som Nath (Author) / Honsberg, Christiana (Advisor) / Goodnick, Stephen (Committee member) / Roedel, Ronald (Committee member) / Ponce, Fernando (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / III-V Silicon / Intermediate band / Nanostructures / Photovoltaics / Quantum dots / Strain
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 164 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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