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Emerging Strategies to Reduce Transmission and Thermalization Losses in Solar Cells

Redefining the Limits of Solar Power Conversion Efficiency

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  • Describes emerging strategies to circumvent transmission and thermalization losses in solar cells
  • Discusses state-of-the-art implementations of various new strategies, i.e. singlet fission, photon upconversion and triplet fusion, for increasing solar cell efficiency
  • Examines the use of internal and external modification strategies to ensure minimum energy conversion loss

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The book describes emerging strategies to circumvent transmission and thermalization losses in solar cells, and thereby redefine the limits of solar power conversion efficiency. These strategies include the use of organic molecules and rare-earth metal materials. Approaches to augment the efficiency of these processes via near-field enhancement are described as well. This book includes a discussion of state-of-the-art implementations of these emerging strategies in solar cells, both internally, as in molecular intermediate band and charge carrier multiplication, and externally, such as photon up- and down-conversion. Tools for characterization are also provided.  Written by leading researchers in the field, this book can be useful to both beginners and experienced researchers in solar energy.

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Addressing Transmission Losses: Sequential Absorption via Triplet Fusion in Organic Materials

  2. Molecular Oxygen and Triplets: Photophysics and Protective Strategies

  3. Implementation of Photochemical Upconversion in Solar Cells

  4. Addressing Transmission Losses: Sequential Absorption in Rare Earth Ions

  5. Addressing Thermalisation Losses: Singlet Fission and Quantum Cutting

Editors and Affiliations

  • Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark

    Jonas Sandby Lissau, Morten Madsen

About the editors

Morten Madsen is Professor WSR at the Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), where he is heading the organic photovoltaics research group.

Jonas Sandby Lissau is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern Denmark.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Emerging Strategies to Reduce Transmission and Thermalization Losses in Solar Cells

  • Book Subtitle: Redefining the Limits of Solar Power Conversion Efficiency

  • Editors: Jonas Sandby Lissau, Morten Madsen

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70358-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Chemistry and Materials Science, Chemistry and Material Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-70357-8Published: 14 October 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-70360-8Published: 14 October 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-70358-5Published: 13 October 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 354

  • Topics: Optical and Electronic Materials, Energy Efficiency, Renewable and Green Energy

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