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Multiscale in modelling and validation for solar photovoltaics

Hamed, Tareq Abu; Adamovic, Nadja; Aeberhard, Urs; Alonso-Alvarez, Diego; Amin-Akhlaghi, Zoe; Auf Der Maur, Matthias; Beattie, Neil; Bednar, Nikola; Berland, Kristian and Birner, Stefan, et al. (2018) In EPJ Photovoltaics 9.
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Photovoltaics is amongst the most important technologies for renewable energy sources, and plays a key role in the development of a society with a smaller environmental footprint. Key parameters for solar cells are their energy conversion efficiency, their operating lifetime, and the cost of the energy obtained from a photovoltaic system compared to other sources. The optimization of these aspects involves the exploitation of new materials and development of novel solar cell concepts and designs. Both theoretical modeling and characterization of such devices require a comprehensive view including all scales from the atomic to the macroscopic and industrial scale. The different length scales of the electronic and optical degrees of... (More)

Photovoltaics is amongst the most important technologies for renewable energy sources, and plays a key role in the development of a society with a smaller environmental footprint. Key parameters for solar cells are their energy conversion efficiency, their operating lifetime, and the cost of the energy obtained from a photovoltaic system compared to other sources. The optimization of these aspects involves the exploitation of new materials and development of novel solar cell concepts and designs. Both theoretical modeling and characterization of such devices require a comprehensive view including all scales from the atomic to the macroscopic and industrial scale. The different length scales of the electronic and optical degrees of freedoms specifically lead to an intrinsic need for multiscale simulation, which is accentuated in many advanced photovoltaics concepts including nanostructured regions. Therefore, multiscale modeling has found particular interest in the photovoltaics community, as a tool to advance the field beyond its current limits. In this article, we review the field of multiscale techniques applied to photovoltaics, and we discuss opportunities and remaining challenges.

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Device simulation, Multi-scale modelling, Nano structures, Semiconductors, Solar cells, Third generation photovoltaics
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  author       = {Hamed, Tareq Abu and Adamovic, Nadja and Aeberhard, Urs and Alonso-Alvarez, Diego and Amin-Akhlaghi, Zoe and Auf Der Maur, Matthias and Beattie, Neil and Bednar, Nikola and Berland, Kristian and Birner, Stefan and Califano, Marco and Capan, Ivana and Cerne, Bostjan and Chilibon, Irinela and Connolly, James P. and Juan, Frederic Cortes and Coutinho, Jose and David, Christin and Deppert, Knut and Donchev, Vesselin and Drev, Marija and Ehlen, Boukje and Ekins-Daukes, Nicholas and Even, Jacky and Fara, Laurentiu and Marron, David Fuertes and Gagliardi, Alessio and Garrido, Blas and Gianneta, Violetta and Gomes, Maria and Guillemoles, Jean Francois and Guina, Mircea and Halme, Janne and Hocevar, Mateja and Jacak, Lucjan and Jacak, Witold and Jaksic, Zoran and Joseph, Lejo K. and Kassavetis, Spyridon and Kazukauskas, Vaidotas and Kleider, Jean Paul and Kluczyk, Katarzyna and Kopecek, Radovan and Krasovec, Ursa Opara and Lazzari, Jean Louis and Lifshitz, Efrat and Loncaric, Martin and Madsen, Søren Peder and Vega, Antonio Marti and Mencaraglia, Denis and Messing, Maria E. and Armando, Felipe Murphy and Nassiopoulou, Androula G. and Neijm, Ahmed and Nemcsics, Akos and Neto, Victor and Pedesseau, Laurent and Persson, Clas and Petridis, Konstantinos and Popescu, Lacramioara and Pucker, Georg and Radovanović, Jelena and Rimada, Julio C. and Ristova, Mimoza and Savic, Ivana and Savin, Hele and Sendova-Vassileva, Marushka and Sengul, Abdurrahman and Silva, José and Steiner, Ullrich and Storch, Jan and Stratakis, Emmanuel and Tao, Shuxia and Tomanek, Pavel and Tomić, Stanko and Tukiainen, Antti and Turan, Rasit and Ulloa, Jose Maria and Wang, Shengda and Yuksel, Fatma and Zadny, Jaroslav and Zarbakhsh, Javad},
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  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {EPJ Photovoltaics},
  title        = {Multiscale in modelling and validation for solar photovoltaics},
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  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2018},
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