In a French physicist first discovered the photovoltaic effect while experimenting with an electrolytic cell made up of two metal electrodes. He melted selenium into a thin sheet of on a metal substrate and pressed gold-leaf film as the top contact. Later on, in researchers at Bell Labs accidentally discovered that p-n junction diodes generated a voltage when the room lights were on.
Updated with the same changes in the device physics as for PC1Dmod 6. Only a short bullet list is given here, please see section "physical models" and the SolMat paper pending publication for more details and full references. Added Fermi-Dirac statistics set as standard, Boltzmann statistics can still be used Added new model for band gap narrowing Schenk Added new model for carrier mobility Klaassen Added new parameterizations for Auger recombination Richter et al.
Added buttons to select, edit and remove configuration files instead. The program had to be recompiled using Matlab b, meaning that the MCR also needs to be updated.
Furthermore, this has resulted in some graphical changes and a few small cosmetic errors in the user interface. These will hopefully be fixed in a future update.
The error messages are still not very informative and basically just states that an error has occurred in some part of the program. Please note that these messages e. Hard-coded calculations based on the cmd-PC1D results e. Instead, these calculations are defined in the text file "Output calculations.
For now, a work-around solution to the problem is to assign the total series resistance to the base contact instead. The reasons for these convergence issues are unknown, but the problem will be looked into and hopefully resolved in a future version.
Batch files do not work with cmd-PC1D 6. Batch simulations therefore have to be performed by running the program inside a loop, or by using the PC1D for Matlab user interface. If you discover other problems, or have suggestions for improvements, please send an email to the author at halvard.
PC1D for Matlab PC1D for Matlab is an alternative user interface with many built-in possibilities for data visualisation and advanced analysis, including optimisation and fitting to experimental data.
The program is free and can be run as a standalone executable. It requires an installation of MCR b. MCR b is freely available from Mathworks. Mac and Linux are not supported.Simulate p-n junction solar cells using the PC1D simulation software and predict current-voltage and quantum efficiency responses of cells; 3.
Use PC1D to investigate carrier densities, generation and recombination rates and energy bands in p-n junction solar cells; and 4. Understand how doping affects the recombination that occurs in a p-n junction solar cell.  D.A. Clugston, P.A.
Basore, PC1D version 5: bit solar cell modelling on personal computers Conference Record of the 26th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Confere nce (), pp. – Transcript of Simulation of Si based Solar cell using PC1D.
The quantum efficiency for photons with energy below the band gap is zero. Quantum efficiency is much affected with the increase in the Ge layer thickness when the wavelength exceeds nm.
The Ge film thickness of nm (quantum well) with efficiency of % (VOC = V. This constitutes the photovoltaic e.m.f. and is of the order of V for Ge cell and V for Si cell.
Expression for Photovoltaic e.m.f.: The photovoltaic e.m.f.
V p appears across the diode when the net current I in the diode is zero. Numerical analysis of bifacial solar cell using PC1D software.
Numerical Analysis of Bifacial Solar Cell using PC1D Softwar e. Suhaila Sepeai 1, M. Y. Sulaiman 1, M. Khairunaz 1,2. solar cells is the smallest entity within a PV system is a solar cell.
The solar cell is a semi conductor device, more precisely, a special type of diode.