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Title: Near-infrared quantum cutting in Eu3+-Yb3+ co-doped YAG through downconversion for silicon solar cell
Authors: Lau, MK
Hao, JH 
Keywords: Fluoresent and luminescent materials
Downconversion
Rare-earth doped materials
Infrared spectroscopy
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science Bv
Source: International Conference on Materials For Advanced Technologies 2011, Symposium O, 2012, v. 15, p. 129-134 How to cite?
Abstract: Near-infrared (NIR) quantum cutting (QC) could provide a solution to minimise the heat loss due to the thermalisation of electron-hole pairs in solar cells by converting high-energy photons to low-energy photons matching with the greatest spectral response of silicon solar cell. Europium (Eu3+) and ytterbium (Yb3+) co-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Y3Al5O12, YAG) can be used as QC phosphor with emission in both visible and NIR regions. In this study, upon the excitation at 394 nm, the D-5(0)-> 4f(6) transition of Eu3+ is induced, the characteristic NIR emission located at 1030 nm due to the energy transfer between of F-2(5/2)-F-2(7/2) levels of Yb3+, is generated. The quantum efficiency (QE) was derived to be as high as 144%. The results showed the possibility for enhancing the photovoltaic conversion efficiency of silicon-based solar cell by modifying the absorption and utilising the energy in the UV-blue part of the solar spectrum.
Description: 6th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT)/Symposium O/Symposium on JJ-Solution on Technology for Inorganic Films, Nanostructures and Functional Materials, Singapore, Singapore, 26 June-1 July 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/31268
ISSN: 1876-6102
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2012.02.015
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