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Mathematical Simulation of Metamaterial Solar Cells

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 June 2015

Jichun Li*
Affiliation:
Hunan Key Laboratory for Computation and Simulation in Science and Engineering, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105, China Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4020, USA
Yitung Chen*
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4027, USA
Yang Liu*
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4027, USA
*
Corresponding author. URL: http://faculty.unlv.edu/jichun/ Email: jichun@unlv.nevada.edu
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Abstract

In this paper, we propose several solar cell designs based on metamaterials. Extensive numerical simulations of various designs with different materials are carried out. Our tests show that metamaterial solar cells are quite efficient, and over 80% and 90% absorption rates can be attained for solar spectrum and visible rays, respectively.

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Research Article
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Copyright © Global-Science Press 2011

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