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dc.contributor.advisorMichael, Sherif
dc.contributor.authorLavery, Jeffrey B.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:42Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:42Z
dc.date.issued2008-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3890
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this research is to accurately model the tunnel junction interconnect within a multi-junction photovoltaic cell. A physically based 2-D model was created in Silvaco Inc.'s ATLAS© software to model the quantum tunneling effect that is realized within a multi-junction cell. The tunnel junction interconnect is a critical factor in the design of multi-junction photovoltaics and the successful modeling of the junction will lead to the ability to design more efficient solar cells. The quantum tunneling effect is based on the non-local band-to-band and trap assisted tunneling probability described by the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin (WKB) method.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/quantumtunneling109453890
dc.format.extentxviii, 99 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshQuantum electronicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshTunneling (Physics)en_US
dc.subject.lcshPhotovoltaic cellsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDesign and constructionen_US
dc.subject.lcshSemiconductorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshJunctionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer simulationen_US
dc.titleQuantum tunneling model of a p-n junction in Silvacoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWeatherford, Todd
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc271465067
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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