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Title:Patterned quantum dots for solar cell applications
Author(s):Young, Jonathan D.
Advisor(s):Coleman, James J.
Department / Program:Electrical & Computer Eng
Discipline:Electrical & Computer Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Quantum dots
Solar Cells
Carrier Multiplication
Abstract:The theoretical efficiency limit of current solar cell technology, called the Shockley-Queisser limit, is about 30%. Research is underway to overcome this limit using new types of nano-sized solar cells. Quantum dots offer the potential to increase the efficiency of solar cells through carrier multiplication. In this thesis, the theory behind carrier multiplication is discussed along with the fabrication and photoluminescence characterization of patterned quantum dots.
Issue Date:2011-05-25
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24408
Rights Information:Copyright 2011 Jonathan D. Young
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-25
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Date Deposited:2011-05


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