Photovoltaic Materials, Devices, and Technologies

Variable width quantum well-based high-efficiency solar cells: an investigation in Al0.56Ga0.44As solar cell

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Saeid Asgharizadeh, Asghar Asghari

Tabriz University, Research Institute of Applied Physics and Astronomy, Tabriz, Iran

Mahdi Javidnassab, Mehdi Rezaei Keramaty

Tabriz University, Department of Physics, Tabriz, Iran

J. Photon. Energy. 7(1), 015502 (Mar 09, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.JPE.7.015502
History: Received December 10, 2016; Accepted February 21, 2017
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Abstract.  Using an ideal model for quantum well solar cells, a theoretical work is done to explore the dependence of terminal characteristics of Al0.56Ga0.44As solar cell to quantum well properties. Two systems of constant and variable width multiquantum wells (VWMQW) are considered in the study. Open-circuit voltages, short-circuit current densities, and conversion efficiencies are calculated assuming AM1.5 solar illumination at a cell temperature of 300 K. The assumed VWMQW structures are compared with multiple quantum wells with constant well width.

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Saeid Asgharizadeh ; Mahdi Javidnassab ; Asghar Asghari and Mehdi Rezaei Keramaty
"Variable width quantum well-based high-efficiency solar cells: an investigation in Al0.56Ga0.44As solar cell", J. Photon. Energy. 7(1), 015502 (Mar 09, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.7.015502


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