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Photonic design principles for ultrahigh-efficiency photovoltaics

Polman, Albert and Atwater, Harry A. (2012) Photonic design principles for ultrahigh-efficiency photovoltaics. Nature Materials, 11 (3). pp. 174-177. ISSN 1476-1122. doi:10.1038/nmat3263.

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For decades, solar-cell efficiencies have remained below the thermodynamic limits. However, new approaches to light management that systematically minimize thermodynamic losses will enable ultrahigh efficiencies previously considered impossible.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Published online 21 February 2012. The authors acknowledge helpful discussions with Eli Yablonovitch, John Rogers, Paul Braun, Nathan S. Lewis, Ralph Nuzzo and Enrique Canovas. The Caltech portion of this work was supported by DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences ‘Light–Material Interactions in Energy Conversion’ Energy Frontier Research Center under grant DE-SC0001293. Work at AMOLF is part of the research programme of FOM which is financially supported by NWO; it is also supported by the European Research Council. This work is also part of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP).
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