Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
Turkish Journal of Physics, Volume 34, Issue 2
Published at 7 November, 2010
We present a p-i-n structured solar cell with stacked layers of In xGa1-x N Quantum Dots (QDs) with different indium composition. The photocurrent and surface recombination processes are investigated in the i-region. We have shown that the QDs in the i-region can play the role of both generation or recombination centers. The photocurrent has been calculated by self-consistent method to solve continuity equation of charge carriers in the layers of the i-region. By changing the Indium composition in Inx Ga1-x N QDs, the band gap of QDs varies and therefore provides a considerable overlapping with solar spectrum. Proposed SC with different-sized QDs and different Indium composition leads to absorption of a desirable wavelength range of solar spectrum and therefore a "rainbow" solar cell can be designed.