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Thermodynamics and reciprocity of solar energy conversion

Thermodynamics and reciprocity of solar energy conversion
Thermodynamics and reciprocity of solar energy conversion
A model is developed which describes the useful conversion of radiation in different systems: solar cells, photochemical and photobiological systems (as in photosynthesis). The connection with irreversible thermodynamics is emphasised for cases when the differences in temperature and potential are small. Some conjectures are made as to the extension of this work to systems with larger fluxes of heat and photons.
photovoltaics, photosynthesis, irreversibility
1386-9477
71-77
Markvart, T.
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Landsberg, P.T.
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Markvart, T.
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Landsberg, P.T.
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Markvart, T. and Landsberg, P.T. (2002) Thermodynamics and reciprocity of solar energy conversion. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 14 (1-2), 71-77. (doi:10.1016/S1386-9477(02)00352-1).

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A model is developed which describes the useful conversion of radiation in different systems: solar cells, photochemical and photobiological systems (as in photosynthesis). The connection with irreversible thermodynamics is emphasised for cases when the differences in temperature and potential are small. Some conjectures are made as to the extension of this work to systems with larger fluxes of heat and photons.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: photovoltaics, photosynthesis, irreversibility

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Local EPrints ID: 22118
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/22118
ISSN: 1386-9477
PURE UUID: 2bfb8427-d62d-4c5a-ade9-a789a683a474

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Date deposited: 20 Mar 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:23

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Author: T. Markvart
Author: P.T. Landsberg

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