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Ten Kate, O.M. (author), De Jong, M. (author), Hintzen, H.T. (author), Van der Kolk, E. (author)
Solar cells of which the efficiency is not limited by the Shockley-Queisser limit can be obtained by integrating a luminescent spectral conversion layer into the cell structure. We have calculated the maximum efficiency of state-of-the-art c-Si, pc-Si, a-Si, CdTe, GaAs, CIS, CIGS, CGS, GaSb, and Ge solar cells with and without an integrated...
journal article 2013
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Dogan, I. (author), Kramer, N.J. (author), Westermann, R.H.J. (author), Dohnalova, K. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Verheijen, M.A. (author), Greogorkiewicz, T. (author), Van de Sanden, M.C.M. (author)
We demonstrate a method for synthesizing free standing silicon nanocrystals in an argon/silane gas mixture by using a remote expanding thermal plasma. Transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy measurements reveal that the distribution has a bimodal shape consisting of two distinct groups of small and large silicon nanocrystals with...
journal article 2013
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De Boer, W.D.A.M. (author), Trinh, M.T. (author), Timmerman, D. (author), Schins, J.M. (author), Siebbeles, L.D.A. (author), Greogorkiewicz, T. (author)
We report on investigations of optical generation of carriers in Si nanocrystals embedded in SiO2 matrix by time-resolved induced absorption technique. Results obtained for excitation below and above twice the bandgap energy h???2Eg show very similar decay characteristics (within ?resolution ? 100 fs). When intensity of the signal...
journal article 2011