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Quantum dot solar cells
Author(s): Vladimir M. Aroutiounian; Stepan Petrosyan; A. Khachatryan; Kenell J. Touryan
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Paper Abstract

The idea of the quantum dot solar cell, which provides a novel direction to the high-efficiency solar cell problem, is developed. A theoretical model is presented for a practical p-i-n quantum dot solar cell built on the base of the self-organized InAs/GaAs system. Study the advantages of the use of quantum dots in active region for photon absorption in the long-wavelength part of spectrum and increase in the efficiency of the conversion of solar energy in electrical power is carried out. Problems of theory and experiment of low-dimensional solar cells (quantum well and quantum dot solar cells) are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4458, Solar and Switching Materials, (13 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448264
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Vladimir M. Aroutiounian, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)
Stepan Petrosyan, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)
A. Khachatryan, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)
Kenell J. Touryan, National Renewable Energy Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4458:
Solar and Switching Materials
Carl M. Lampert; Carl M. Lampert; Claes-Goran Granqvist; Claes-Goeran Granqvist; Keith L. Lewis; Keith L. Lewis, Editor(s)

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