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New Numerical Modeling Findings from Colombia National University Discussed (Growth Analysis and Numerical Simulation of Cu3BiS3 Absorbing Layer...

September 5, 2014



New Numerical Modeling Findings from Colombia National University Discussed (Growth Analysis and Numerical Simulation of Cu3BiS3 Absorbing Layer Solar Cell through the wxAMPS and Finite Element Method)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Data detailed on Numerical Modeling have been presented. According to news reporting from Bogota, Colombia, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The properties and the efficiency of a semiconductor thin film depend on the state of stress and defects in the film structure. When the film is growing layer by layer, the elastic energy due to deformation stress between the substrate and the film is released partly due to the formation of dislocations in the critical thickness deformation."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Colombia National University, "In this paper, we present a finite element analysis of the stress state in a thin film of Cu3BiS3 as a function of thickness and elastic energy release by nucleation of dislocations. Initially, we analyze the stress contours associated with the epitaxial growth and dislocation nucleation and then combine these two in order to study the effective potential energy state of the system."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Finally, the tool wxAMPS is today an important application for simulation of solar cells with high reliability and an improved design over its analysis of microelectronic and photonic structures predecessor, incorporating physical principles concerning photovoltaic phenomena and uses a new method for solving algorithms, combining Newton and Gummel approaches, which provides greater stability and speed of computation."

For more information on this research see: Growth Analysis and Numerical Simulation of Cu3BiS3 Absorbing Layer Solar Cell through the wxAMPS and Finite Element Method. Acta Physica Polonica A, 2014;125(2):385-387. Acta Physica Polonica A can be contacted at: Polish Acad Sciences Inst Physics, Al Lotnikow 32-46, Pl-02-668 Warsaw, Poland.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F. Mesa, Colombia National University, Dept. of Fis, Bogota, Colombia. Additional authors for this research include V. Ballesteros and A. Dussan.

Keywords for this news article include: Bogota, Energy, Colombia, Solar Cell, Mathematics, South America, Numerical Modeling

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