Prague, 28 June 2017
Quantum modeling of two-level photovoltaic systems
1 Institut NÉEL, CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes, 38042 Grenoble, France
2 Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy, University of Tabriz, 51666-14766 Tabriz, Iran
3 School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, WA 6009 Crawley, Australia
4 Département de Chimie, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128 Succursale A, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7, Canada
Received: 21 November 2016
Accepted: 3 May 2017
Published online: 16 June 2017
We present a quantum formalism that provides a quantitative picture of the fundamental processes of charge separation that follow an absorption event. We apply the formalism to two-level photovoltaic cells and our purpose is to pedagogically explain the main aspects of the model. The formalism is developed in the energy domain and provides detailed knowledge about existence or absence of localized states and their effects on electronic structure and photovoltaic yield.
T. Nemati Aram et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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