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Themed collection Advanced inorganic materials for photovoltaics

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Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications

Photon upconversion of sunlight for solar cells is reviewed and the possibilities to increase the efficiencies of the upconverter materials are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications
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Ultra-high stacks of InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots for high efficiency solar cells

We report high-quality and ultra-high stacks of 400-layer In0.4Ga0.6As quantum dot structures. 150-stack In0.4Ga0.6As quantum dot solar cells offer good cell performance.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-high stacks of InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots for high efficiency solar cells
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Thermalisation rate study of GaSb-based heterostructures by continuous wave photoluminescence and their potential as hot carrier solar cell absorbers

Thermalization loss rates are measured in antimonide heterostructures and used to evaluate practically achievable efficiencies of hot carrier solar cells

Graphical abstract: Thermalisation rate study of GaSb-based heterostructures by continuous wave photoluminescence and their potential as hot carrier solar cell absorbers
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Resistive and thermal scale effects for Cu(In, Ga)Se2 polycrystalline thin film microcells under concentration

Polycrystalline Cu(In, Ga)Se2 microcells with diameter down to 7 μm have been fabricated for the first time. They show a 4% absolute efficiency increase from ×1 to ×120, and little heating up to ×1000.

Graphical abstract: Resistive and thermal scale effects for Cu(In, Ga)Se2 polycrystalline thin film microcells under concentration
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About this collection

Energy & Environmental Science is delighted to present a themed-collection highlighting research from the ‘Advanced inorganic materials and concepts for photovoltaics’ symposium, held at the E-MRS 2011 Spring Meeting & Bilateral Conference on Energy, Guest Edited by Gavin Conibeer (University of New South Wales, Australia).

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