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Multiscale Models of Quantum Dot Based Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Solar Cells

  • Alexander I. Fedoseyev
  • Marek Turowski
  • Ashok Raman
  • Qinghui Shao
  • Alexander A. Balandin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5102)

Abstract

NASA future exploration missions and space electronic equipment require improvements in solar cell efficiency and radiation hardness. Novel nano-engineered materials and quantum-dot (QD) based photovoltaic devices promise to deliver more efficient, lightweight, radiation hardened solar cells and arrays, which will be of high value for the long term space missions. We describe the multiscale approach to the development of Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) simulation software tools for QD-based semiconductor devices, which is based on the drift – diffusion and hydrodynamic models, combined with the quantum-mechanical models for the QD solar cells.

Keywords

Nanostructured solar cell quantum dot photovoltaic nanostructures hydrodynamics drift-diffusion multiscale computer-aided design intermediate band solar cells 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander I. Fedoseyev
    • 1
  • Marek Turowski
    • 1
  • Ashok Raman
    • 1
  • Qinghui Shao
    • 2
  • Alexander A. Balandin
    • 2
  1. 1.CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC)Huntsville
  2. 2.Nano-Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of California – RiversideRiverside

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