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International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering
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ISSN Druckformat: 1543-1649
ISSN Online: 1940-4352

International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.v7.i1.20
pages 1-7

Simulation of Quantum Dot-Based Nanodevices for Photovoltaic Applications with Multiscale Models

Alexander I. Fedoseyev
CFD Research Corporation, USA
Marek Turowski
CFD Research Corporation, 215 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Ashok Raman
CFD Research Corporation, 215 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Qinghui Shao
Nano-Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, 92521, USA
Alexander A. Balandin
Nano-Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, 92521, USA


Future space exploration missions and space electronic equipment require improvements in solar cell efficiency and radiation hardness. Nanoengineered materials and quantum dot (QD)- based photovoltaic devices promise to deliver more efficient, lightweight solar cells and arrays, which will be of high value for space missions. The multiscale approach to the development of Technology Computer Aided Design simulation software tools for QD-based semiconductor devices is presented. It is based on the classical hydrodynamic and quantum-mechanical models for the QD solar cells.


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