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Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 25: Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar Energy

By Nick Fang1, Omar N Sobh2

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar Energy


  • Approaches: Breathing Membrane
  • Continuous Operation
  • Fuel Cell Water Management
  • ElectroKinetic Nanobattery
  • EDL Capacitators
  • Laminar Flow Based Micro Fuel Cells
  • The Energy in Sunlight
  • Solar Energy Utilization
  • Discovery of photovoltaic effect
  • Principle: Photo-Carrier Generation
  • Theoretical Limit of Solar Energy
  • Shockley-Queisser Limit
  • Silicon and Solar Spectrum
  • Loss in Silicon Solar Cells
  • Three Generations of Solar Cells
  • Cost Goal of Solar Cells
  • Next Generation Technology
  • Luminescent Materials
  • Hot Carrier Solar Cells
  • Thermo Photovoltaic Solar Cells
  • Loss in Silicon Solar Cells
  • Collecting charge in Nano Photovoltaics
  • Tradeoff in Photon Absorbtion
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