Delocalized quantum states enhance photocell efficiency.

@article{Zhang2015DelocalizedQS,
  title={Delocalized quantum states enhance photocell efficiency.},
  author={Yiteng Zhang and Sangchul Oh and Fahhad H. Alharbi and Gregory S Engel and Sabre Kais},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={5743-50}
}
The high quantum efficiency of photosynthetic complexes has inspired researchers to explore new routes to utilize this process for photovoltaic devices. Quantum coherence has been demonstrated to play a crucial role in this process. Herein, we propose a three-dipole system as a model of a new photocell type which exploits the coherence among its three dipoles. We have proved that the efficiency of such a photocell is greatly enhanced by quantum coherence. We have also predicted that the… CONTINUE READING