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Title: On thermodynamic inconsistencies in several photosynthetic and solar cell models and how to fix them

Abstract

We analyze standard theoretical models of solar energy conversion developed to study solar cells and photosynthetic systems.

Authors:
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  1. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Excitonics (CE)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1388211
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001088
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemical Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: CE partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead); Brookhaven National Laboratory; Harvard University; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-6520
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Gelbwaser-Klimovsky, David, and Aspuru-Guzik, Alán. On thermodynamic inconsistencies in several photosynthetic and solar cell models and how to fix them. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1039/C6SC04350J.
Gelbwaser-Klimovsky, David, & Aspuru-Guzik, Alán. On thermodynamic inconsistencies in several photosynthetic and solar cell models and how to fix them. United States. doi:10.1039/C6SC04350J.
Gelbwaser-Klimovsky, David, and Aspuru-Guzik, Alán. Wed . "On thermodynamic inconsistencies in several photosynthetic and solar cell models and how to fix them". United States. doi:10.1039/C6SC04350J. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1388211.
@article{osti_1388211,
title = {On thermodynamic inconsistencies in several photosynthetic and solar cell models and how to fix them},
author = {Gelbwaser-Klimovsky, David and Aspuru-Guzik, Alán},
abstractNote = {We analyze standard theoretical models of solar energy conversion developed to study solar cells and photosynthetic systems.},
doi = {10.1039/C6SC04350J},
journal = {Chemical Science},
number = 2,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}
}

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