By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Fresh data on Porous Silicon are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Los Angeles, California, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "This work focuses on the simulation and control of a three-dimensional (3D) porous silicon thin-film deposition process that is used in the manufacture of thin-film solar cell systems. Initially, a solid-by-solid 3D kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) model is introduced to simulate the porous silicon thin-film deposition process, and the simulation parameters are tuned to generate porous silicon films with porosity values that match available experimental data."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "A closed-form differential equation model then is introduced to predict the dynamics of the film porosity computed by the kMC model, and the parameters in this model are identified by appropriate fitting to open-loop kMC simulation results. Subsequently, a model predictive controller (MPC) is designed and implemented on the kMC model."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Closed-loop simulation results demonstrate that the thin-film porosity can be regulated to desired values."
For more information on this research see: Simulation and Control of Porosity in a Three-Dimensional Thin-Film Solar Cell. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013;52(33):11246-11252. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/iecred)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.Q. Huang, University of California, Dept. of Elect Engn, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States. Additional authors for this research include G. Orkoulas and P.D. Christofides.
Keywords for this news article include: Energy, California, Solar Cell, Los Angeles, United States, Nanotechnology, Porous Silicon, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America
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