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  1. 1D Drift Diffusion Model for Crystalline Solar Cells

    16 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Xufeng Wang, Shankar Ramakrishnan

    Simulate a 1D solar cell of crystalline material with drift diffusion equations

  2. 2/3-Diode Fit

    15 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Stephan Suckow

    This download provides the program "2/3-Diode Fit", which can be used to interactively simulate or fit I-V characteristics of solar cells using different 2- or 3-diode models. Diff erent file formats and batch processing are supported as well as di fferent modes: dark or illuminated I-V...

  3. 2011 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up

    20 Jul 2011 |

    click on image for larger versionAlumni Discussion Group: LinkedIn

  4. A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations

    18 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel

    This seminar will cover rapid, scalable computational methods used in simulating optical reflection,transmission, and absorption in complex structures. After a brief survey of the tools available, the S4 simulation tool will be demonstrated in detail.

  5. A Multi-Scale Modeling Approach to Study Transport in Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells

    26 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Pradyumna Muralidharan, Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick, Stuart Bowden

    IWCE 2015 presentation.  Abstract and more information to be added at a later date.

  6. A Physical Model for Non-Ohmic Shunt Conduction and Metastability in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells

    15 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Sourabh Dongaonkar, Souvik Mahapatra, Karthik Yogendra, Muhammad Alam

    In this talk we develop a coherent physics based understanding of the shunt leakage problem in a-Si:H cells, and discuss its implications on cell and module level.Sourabh Dongaonkar is with School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, INKarthik Y and Souvik...

  7. Adept

    01 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jeff Gray, Michael McLennan

    Simulates 1D heterostructures, including solar cells

  8. Birck Solar Research Seminar Series

    08 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel

    The Solar Research Series includes presentations from researchers at Purdue and leading researchers across the nation on developments in wafer-based, thin-film, organic and cross-cutting technologies in photovoltaics (PV) and related solar power. Results to be presented will include a mixture of...

  9. CdTe/CdS-BASED PHOTODIODE ARRAYS VIA SELECTIVE-AREA, CLOSE-SPACED SUBLIMATION

    07 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Arev Gabriel Escobedo

    In this talk, the deposition of dense arrays of CdTe/CdS photodiodes, via close-spaced sublimation, is presented for the first time. The previously reported ordered polycrystalline method was used to fabricate the photodiode arrays with the feature size ranging from 1 to 2 micrometers on a pitch...

  10. Design of Optoelectronically-active Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications

    01 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Bryan W. Boudouris

    Organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices are of great interest due to their promise of providing flexible, lightweight, and inexpensive alternatives to their currently-used inorganic counterparts. However, large-scale implementation of these modules has been hampered due to their relatively low power...

  11. Diffusion-Reaction Modeling of Cu Migration in CdTe Solar Devices

    26 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Da GUO, Tian Fang, Richard Akis, Dragica Vasileska

    IWCE 2015 presentation. In this work, we report on development of one-dimensional (1D) finite-difference and two- dimensional (2D) finite-element diffusion-reaction simulators to investigate mechanisms behind Cu- related metastabilities observed in CdTe solar cells [1]. The evolution of CdTe...

  12. Economic Factors on the Modern Photovoltaic Market

    14 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gregory T. Forcherio

    Photovoltaic research is heavily driven by market demand and "green-energy" hopes of the future. Commercial and utility level thin film photovoltaic systems have almost reached grid parity worldwide, but the residential market, mainly comprised of crystalline and polycrystalline...

  13. Epitaxial Strategies for High Power Optically Pumped Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers and Metamorphic Antimonide Solar Cells

    02 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Ganesh Balakrishnan

    We present antimonide-based photovoltaic cells grown on GaAs and Silicon substrates for use as sub-cells in metamorphic multi-junction solar cells. These antimonide cells, based on GaSb, are designed to absorb near-infrared photons. The GaSb layer is grown on either GaAs or Silicon substrates.

  14. Exciton Dynamics Simulator

    31 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Heiber

    Simulates the exciton dynamics in organic photovolatic devices

  15. Failures in Photovoltaic Modules

    16 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel

    In this talk, I will discuss some of the major sources of performance degradation for common glass-encapsulated PV modules, including crystalline silicon and thin films. The greatest reliability challenges have occurred in the latter, with recent studies showing that thin-film modules operating...

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

    29 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh

    Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar EnergyTopics: 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...

  17. In Search of the Perfect Semiconductor Photon Detector

    19 May 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Y. Yu

    Photon detectors have many important applications, such as in heat sensing, digital cameras, solar cells and x-ray and gamma-ray detection. So far, the most common detectors are based on elemental semiconductors , such as Si and Ge. However, they are by no means perfect in tackling some of the...

  18. Lecture 6: 3D Nets in a 3D World: Bulk Heterostructure Solar Cells

    27 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

    Outline:Introduction: definitions and review
Reaction diffusion in fractal volumesCarrier transport in BH solar cellsAll phase transitions are not fractalConclusions

  19. Light Trapping

    06 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Atilla Ozgur Cakmak, NACK Network

    OutlineFlat solar cellsARC for flat solar cellsManifestations of Fabry Perot ResonancesLight trappingAdvantage of a nanodomeYablonovitch limitBloch modesDiffraction aided waveguiding – Mie resonancesHybridizationsPlasmonicsExamples

  20. MIT Tools for Energy Conversion and Storage

    13 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey C Grossman, Joo-Hyoung Lee, Varadharajan Srinivasan, Alexander S McLeod, Lucas Wagner

    Atomic-Scale Simulation Tools to Explore Energy Conversion and Storage Materials