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A study of quantum well solar cell structures with bound-to-continuum transitions for reduced carrier recombination

Jolley, G.; Faraone, L.; Fu, Lan; Lu, H. F.; Jagadish, C.; Tan, Hark Hoe


A bound-to-continuum quantum well solar cell structure is proposed, and the band structure and absorption spectra are analyzed by the use of an eight band k⋅p model. The structure is based on quantum wells that only support bound states for the valence band. The absence of bound conduction band states has a number of potential advantages, including a reduction of electron trapping and, therefore, a reduction of quantum well induced photocarrier recombination due to reduced spatial overlap of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-05-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.4807506


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