Lanthanide complexes embedded in silicone resin as a spectral converter for solar cells

Jae Hyun Han, Sung Hwan Lee, Byeong Kwon Ju, Bok Ryul Yoo, So Hye Cho, Joon Soo Han

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Abstract

The performance of solar cell devices is dependent on various factors, and the spectral mismatch limits the upper limit of performance. Using a spectral converter to manipulate solar radiation is one way to improve solar cell efficiency. We present herein a spectral converter to move the short-wavelength (< 400 nm) range of solar radiation to the longer-wavelength range. The spectral converter comprises fluorescent lanthanide complexes uniformly embedded in silicone resin. A successful spectral converter showed transmittance of over 85%, and when applied in a Si solar cell, its relative efficiency was increased up to 4%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 29

Keywords

  • Lanthanide complex
  • Silicone resin
  • Solar cells
  • Wavelength conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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