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Comparing nanowire, multijunction, and single junction solar cells in the presence of light trapping

Catchpole, K. R.; Mokkapati, S.; Beck, F. J.


In this paper we quantify the constraints and opportunities for radial junctionnanowiresolar cells, compared to single junction and multijunction solar cells, when light trapping is included. Both nanowire and multijunction designs are reliant on a very low level of traps in the junction region, and without this, single junction designs are optimal. If low trap density at the junction can be achieved, multijunction cells lead to higher efficiencies than nanowire cells for a given diffusion...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-04-26
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.3579420


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