Utilizing Hot Electrons

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In current solar cells, any photon energy exceeding the semiconductor bandgap is lost before being collected, limiting the cell performance. Hot carrier solar cells could avoid these losses. Now, a detailed experimental study and analysis shows that this strategy could lead to an improvement of the photoconversion efficiency in practice.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)170-171
Number of pages2
JournalNature Energy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-71220


  • bandgap
  • efficiency
  • photoconversion
  • solar cells


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