We have developed in-house semiconductor solvers to simulated solar cells under Matlab environment.

Figure 1. summarizes the abilities of these solvers (single junction, multi-junction, 1D, pseudo-3D, custom material library...)

More information is given in [1-4]. Read more about the 1D solver, click here.

  Figure 1. Description of the solar cells solvers

References:

[1] Kret J,"Elaboration, characterization and modeling of III-Sb multijunction solar cells for high concentrating photovoltaic applications" (2020), PhD thesis.

[2] Parola S, Vauthelin A, Tournet J, El Husseini J, Martinez F,  Rouillard Y, Tournié E, Cuminal Y, "Improved efficiency of GaSb solar cells using an Al0.50Ga0.50As0.04Sb0.96 window layer", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 200 (2019) 110042. download link

[3] Kret J, Tournet J, Parola S, Martinez F, Chemisana D, Morin R, de la Mata M, Fernandez-Delgado N, Khan AA, Molina SI, Rouillard Y, Tournié E, Cuminal Y, "Investigation of AlInAsSb/GaSb tandem cells - A first step towards GaSb-based multi-junction solar cells", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 219 (2021) 110795. download link

[4] Vauthelin A, "Fabrication et caractérisation de cellules photovoltaïques multi-jonctions à base de matériaux antimoniures (III-Sb) pour applications sous fortes concentrations solaires" (2018), PhD thesis.

under construction

1. Solar cells measurements

  • I-V measurements under dark, 1-sun (AM1.5G) and low concentrations (> 50 suns),
  • Spectral response measurements (external quantum efficiency) for single and multi-junction solar cells,
  • Electrical measurements (TLM, C-V measurements),
  • Reflectance measurements by UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometry (for the evaluation of antireflection coatings e.g.).

 

2. Transistors measurements

under construction

Several modeling tools have been developed in our team under Matlab environment. The aims was to understand the PECVD growth of materials, to understand the electrical transport in nanocrystalline materials and to understand and predict the behavior of solar cells.

  • Modeling of solar cells:

1D and pseudo-3D modeling tools have been developed to characterize single and multi-junction solar cells under low and high concentration rates. read more...

 

  • Modeling of material growth:

Modeling of the PECVD growth of nanocrystalline silicon has been developed and allows to reproduce the conic shape of the Si nanocrystals as well as the top morphology [1]:

 

 

  • Modeling of electrical transport in amorphous semiconductors [1]:

References:

[1] Abboud P, Martinez F, Amrani R, Habib D, Parola S, Cuminal Y, "Characterization and modeling of electrical transport in undoped hydrogenetaed microcrystalline silicon", Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 477 (2017) 42-49. download link

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