Nonequilibrium Theory of the Conversion Efficiency Limit of Solar Cells Including Thermalization and Extraction of Carriers

  title={Nonequilibrium Theory of the Conversion Efficiency Limit of Solar Cells Including Thermalization and Extraction of Carriers},
  author={K. Kamide and Toshimitsu Mochizuki and Hidefumi Akiyama and H. Takato},
  journal={Physical Review Applied},
The ideal solar cell conversion efficiency limit known as the Shockley-Queisser (SQ) limit, which is based on a detailed balance between absorption and radiation, has long been a target for solar cell researchers. While the theory for this limit uses several assumptions, the requirements in real devices have not been discussed fully. Given the current situation in which research-level cell efficiencies are approaching the SQ limit, a quantitative argument with regard to these requirements is… 

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