International Journal of Photoenergy

Multiscale Modeling of Photovoltaic Devices


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1University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

2Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

3Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark

4Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany


Multiscale Modeling of Photovoltaic Devices

Description

During the last decade, multiscale approaches have seen increasing interest for application in numerical simulation of electronic devices. In particular, modeling and understanding of advanced photovoltaic devices are expected to benefit from multiscale modeling, which allows describing consistently both macroscopic device behavior and local microscopic processes governing light absorption, loss mechanisms, carrier transport, and extraction. In fact, many advanced PV concepts rely on effects or contain structural features that may be insufficiently described by standard numerical simulation approaches or semianalytic models, regarding both electronic and optical properties.

We invite authors to contribute reviews or original research articles on multiscale modeling approaches for photovoltaic devices, regarding material properties, light management, electronic transport, or combinations thereof. Contributions treating generic multiscale modeling aspects, in particular with respect to experimental model validation, are welcome too.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Light management based on plasmonic or dielectric nanostructured layers or textures: Si nanowires, nanoparticles, and black silicon
  • Multijunction solar cells including tunnel junctions, optical coupling, and so forth
  • Crystalline/amorphous interfaces and heterojunction devices
  • Novel bulk absorber materials: perovskites, dilute nitrides, and so forth
  • Solar cells with nanostructure components: quantum dots, wires, and wells
  • 3rd generation concepts: intermediate bands, multiple exciton generation, and hot carrier devices
  • Disordered systems and complex morphologies: amorphous inorganic, organic, and hybrid photovoltaics and luminescent material doping
  • Electrothermal modeling
  • Defect modeling
  • Coupling of atomistic and continuous models
  • Coupling of classical and quantum modeling in optics, for example, up/down converters and mesoscopic transport
  • Module simulation based on physical models at device level
  • Parametrization, experimental characterization, and model validation on multiple scales based on experimental data
  • Multiscale/multiphysics simulation frameworks and work flows
  • Simulation and measurement data and metadata handling
  • Model and simulation tool interoperability and chaining of different modeling software

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3065252
  • - Editorial

Multiscale Modeling of Photovoltaic Devices

Matthias Auf der Maur | Urs Aeberhard | ... | Alessio Gagliardi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7215843
  • - Research Article

Physics-Based Modeling and Experimental Study of Si-Doped InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells

A. P. Cédola | D. Kim | ... | F. Cappelluti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7190801
  • - Research Article

Effect of Annealing Process on CH3NH3PbI3-XClX Film Morphology of Planar Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells with Optimal Compact TiO2 Layer

Dan Chen | Xiaoping Zou | ... | Ying Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5693941
  • - Research Article

Accurate Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm Based on a Photovoltaic Device Model

Lhoussain El Bahir | Touria Hassboun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7284367
  • - Research Article

Tandem Solar Cells Based on Cu2O and c-Si Subcells in Parallel Configuration: Numerical Simulation

Mihai Răzvan Mitroi | Valerică Ninulescu | Laurenţiu Fara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2383872
  • - Research Article

Modeling and Modulation of NNPC Four-Level Inverter for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

Xiaoqiang Guo | Xuehui Wang | ... | Mehdi Narimani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4894127
  • - Research Article

Modulation above Pump Beam Energy in Photoreflectance

D. Fuertes Marrón
International Journal of Photoenergy
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