Accession Number:

ADA488823

Title:

Quantum Tunneling Model of a P-N Junction in Silvaco

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

The focus of this research is to accurately model the tunnel junction interconnect within a multi-junction photovoltaic cell. A physically based 2-D model was created in Silvaco Inc.s ATLAScertified software to model the quantum tunneling effect that is realized within a multi-junction cell. The tunnel junction interconnect is a critical factor in the design of multi-junction photovoltaics and the successful modeling of the junction will lead to the ability to design more efficient solar cells. The quantum tunneling effect is based on the non-local band-to-band and trap assisted tunneling probability described by the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin WKB method.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE