Accession Number:

ADA571900

Title:

Screening-Engineered Field-Effect Solar Cells

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Photovoltaics PV are a promising source of clean renewable energy, but current technologies face a cost-to-efficiency trade-off that has slowed widespread implementation. We have developed a PV architecture--screening-engineered field-effect photovoltaics SFPV--that in principle enables fabrication of low-cost, high efficiency PV from virtually any semiconductor including the promising but hard-to-dope metal oxides, sulfides, and phosphides. Prototype SFPV devices have been constructed and are found to operate successfully in accord with model predictions.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE