The Carnot factor in solar cell theory
Landsberg, P.T. and Markvart, T. (1998) The Carnot factor in solar cell theory. Solid-State Electronics, 42, (4), 657-659. (doi:10.1016/S0038-1101(97)00253-0).
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In a two-level system the open circuit voltage or difference between the electro-chemical potentials at the contacts, is related to the energy gap Eg by a Carnot factor;V=(1-Ts/Tp)Eg.Here, Ts and Tp are the absolute temperatures of the ambient (surroundings) and of the incident black-body radiation (''pump''), respectively. A simple two-step statistical thermodynamic argument is given here which makes this result plausible. Its standing in a more general context is also discussed.
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 08:57|
|Contributors:||Landsberg, P.T. (Author)
Markvart, T. (Author)
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