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Accession Number ADA580237
Title GaAs/InAs Multi Quantum Well Solar Cell.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 109p
Personal Author E. Koletsios
Abstract In this thesis, Silvaco software is used to form a precise, well- controlled reliable, and inexpensive solar-cell structure using quantum wells. Successful results will allow the exploitation of most of the advantages of quantum-well systems. This challenging research represents the first time that Silvaco simulation software has been used in the design of such a solar cell. This research field is promising because of the potential to increase the attainable energy efficiency of solar photon conversion, due to tunable bandgaps, which can absorb most of the solar spectrum, which conventional single-layer crystalline solar cells cannot do. The ultimate goal is the assembly of a quantum-well layer. A theoretical infinite-layer cell can reach an efficiency of 86% (constrained by thermodynamical limits). Quantum wells can reach 65%+ when a multilayer cell has reached 49%, and it is very expensive to build.
Keywords Computer programs
Computerized simulation
Gallium arsenides
Quantum wells
Solar cells

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 97I - Electric Power Production
97N - Solar Energy
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number N/A

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