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H. Ahmed; S. J. McCormack; J. Doran (2016)
Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Journal: International Journal of Spectroscopy
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: Chemistry, QC350-467, QD1-999, Article Subject, Optics. Light
Core-shell quantum dots CdSe/ZnS and lumogen yellow organic dye are characterized by their inclusion in luminescent downshifting (LDS) layers. Layers were deposited on top of crystalline silicon cell (c-Si), dye synthesized solar cell (DSSC), and cadmium telluride (CdTe) minimodules. External quantum efficiency measurements for the solar cell/LDS devices are discussed. Experimental results were compared with an optical model developed by Rothemund, 2014.
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