Advantages of Using Piezoelectric Quantum Structures for Photovoltaics

Manuel J. Romero, Mowafak M. Al-Jassim

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The advantages of using piezoelectric effects for improving the photoconversion efficiencies were discussed. Semiconductor quantum wells and quantum dots were used to improve the efficiency. The effects on the solar cell design were also studied. Photogenerated carriers were found to be effectively extracted and carrier capture was prevented by using the piezoelectric fields.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)626-631
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-520-31684


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