The physics of solar cells

  title={The physics of solar cells},
  author={J. Roy Nelson},
Photons In, Electrons Out: Basic Principles of PV Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors Generation and Recombination Junctions Analysis of the p-n Junction Monocrystalline Solar Cells Thin Film Solar Cells Managing Light Over the Limit: Strategies for Higher Efficiency. 
Enhanced absorption in the space charge region of GaAs solar cells
The photo-generated currents of GaAs solar cells with different lengths of space charge region are obtained and analyzed in this study. The enhanced absorption coefficient in the space charge region
Hot carrier solar cells and the potential of perovskites for breaking the Shockley–Queisser limit
We review the cooling of charge carriers in metal halide perovskites for the use in hot carrier solar cells.
Photons, Electrons and Holes: Fundamentals of Photocatalysis with Semiconductors
Although not all the heterogeneous photocatalysts are semiconductors, this type of solids represents, by far, the most representative and widely investigated photoactive materials. For that reason,
Determination of the Lifetime Influence Upon the Conversion Efficiency of the Photovoltaic Silicon Solar Cells
Abstract If the electrons and holes in excess are created in a semiconductor, either by means of light absorption, or using other methods, the thermic balance is disturbed, therefore these electrons
Solar Cells
Solar cells are one of the biggest sustainable methods of energy and have the ability to convert radiated light into electricity. This article provides an overview of what a solar cell (or also known
Photovoltaics: More solar cells for less.
A solar-cell design based on silicon microwires achieves efficient absorption of sunlight while using only 1% of the active material used in conventional designs.
Nonlinear Photovoltaic Effect
  • S. Fathpour, K. Tsia, B. Jalali
  • Engineering, Physics
    LEOS 2007 - IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings
  • 2007
The theory of nonlinear photovoltaic effect is developed and compared with experiments. By harvesting the optical energy lost to two-photon absorption, this new photovoltaic effect offers an
High efficiency photovoltaics: Recent progress and long term goals
Photovoltaic solar cells based on III-V semiconductors are now reaching power conversion efficiencies in excess of 42%. This technology is reviewed and discussed with reference to the fundamental
Study of the ideality factor of blue light-emitting diodes using the photovoltaic characteristics
We investigate the diode ideality factors obtained from the photovoltaic characteristics and compare them with the ones from the conventional current-voltage characteristics. By eliminating the