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Quantum structures in photovoltaic devices

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A study of three novel solar cells is presented, all of which incorporate a low-dimensional quantum confined component in a bid to enhance device performance.

Firstly, intermediate band solar cells (IBSCs) based on InAs quantum dots (QDs) in a GaAs p-i-n structure are studied. The aim is to isolate the InAs QDs from the GaAs conduction band by surrounding them with wider band gap aluminium arsenide. An increase in open circuit voltage (VOC) and decrease in short circuit c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Research group:
Solar Energy Materials Initiative - Watt/ Assender
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author

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MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Supervisor
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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