Temperature Dependence of Energy Gap in Semiconductors—Influence on Solar Cell Performance

Rayan Daroowalla, Ritvik R. Rangaraju, Leqi Lin, Nuggehalli M. Ravindra

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Abstract

An analysis of the temperature dependence of the energy gap in semiconductors is presented. Its influence on solar cell performance is examined for various semiconductor candidates. In particular, semiconductors belonging to groups IV, III–V, II–VI, as well as perovskites are considered. The results presented in this study are anticipated to be of direct applications to the utility of solar cells in space as well as in the design and manufacture of tandem solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS 2021 150th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages259-268
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030652609
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event150th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2021 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2021Mar 18 2021

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
Volume5
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696

Conference

Conference150th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2021
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period3/15/213/18/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • Efficiency
  • Energy gap
  • Perovskites
  • Semiconductors
  • Solar cells
  • Temperature

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