Delocalized quantum states enhance photocell efficiency.

  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},
  volume={17 8},
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

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