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Realizing Terawatt-Scale Solar Electricity: Nanotechnology-Enabled Physical Mechanisms and Material Properties

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2 Author(s)
Christiana B. Honsberg ; Solar Power Laboratory, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-5706 USA ; Stephen M. Goodnick

In this article, we briefly review the importance of efficiency for PVs, the thermodynamic efficiency limits, and implications for PVs. Also, we have reviewed how nanostructures can improve existing devices and theoretically allow devices near the thermodynamic limits.

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IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 2 )