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Conference Papers

Pearce P; Sayre L; Johnson A; Hirst L; Ekins-Daukes N, 2020, 'Design of photonic light-trapping structures for ultra-thin solar cells', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2550136

Pusch A; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2019, 'The role of etendue and ratchets in spectral conversion and multi-color emission', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, OSA Publishing, Burlingame, California United States, presented at Optical Devices and Materials for Solar Energy and Solid-state Lighting 2019, Burlingame, California United States, 29 July 2019 - 02 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/PVLED.2019.PM2C.4

Reinders A; Ekins-Daukes N; Schmidt T; Yang H; Michalska M; Pelosi R; Nitti M; Gillan L; McCamey D; Gholizadeh EM; Hosseinabadi P; Welsh B; Kable S, 2019, 'Designing with Luminescent Solar Concentrator Photovoltaics', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 221 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980812

Cleveland ER; Kotulak N; Tomasulo S; Jenkins PP; Mellor A; Pearce P; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Yakes MK, 2019, 'Interstitial Light Trapping and Optical Confinement in Multijunction Solar Cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2826 - 2828, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980921

Pearce P; Ekins-Daukes N, 2019, 'Open-source integrated optical modelling with RayFlare', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2627 - 2633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980868

Pusch A; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2019, 'Thinking beyond Limiting Efficiencies of Advanced Concepts: Design Rules and Material Requirements for Realistic Devices', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 8 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8981400

Lehmann AG; Ekins-Daukes N; Keevers M, 2019, 'Numerical flowline concentrator design in 3D', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, SPIE, presented at Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XVI, 11 August 2019 - 15 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2526849

Pusch A; Hylton NP; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2018, 'Comparison of possible realizations of quantum ratchet intermediate band solar cells', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 1841 - 1844, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547321

Cleveland ER; Hirst LC; Brittman S; Tomasulo S; Bennett MF; Mellor AV; Pearce P; Jenkins PP; Walters RJ; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Yakes MK, 2018, 'Enhanced Optical Absorption in an Ultra-thin Textured Solar Cell Using Nanosphere Natural Photolithography', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 2878 - 2881, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547893

Pearce P; Mellor A; Ekins-Daukes N, 2018, 'Quantifying Parasitic Losses from Metal Scattering Structures in Solar Cells: How Uncertainty in Optical Constants Affects Simulation Results', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 2918 - 2923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548090

Ekins-Daukes NJ; Soeriyadi A; Zhao W; Bremner S; Pusch A, 2018, 'Loss analysis for single junction concentrator solar cells', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5053511

Gentillon Molina P; Singh S; Taylor RA; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2018, 'Improving the performance of thermophotovoltaics using stabilized porous media combustion', in Conference Record IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Waikoloa, Hawaii, pp. 3693 - 3697, presented at World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547672

Pearcef P; Wilsonf T; Johnson A; Ekins-Daukes N, 2018, 'Characterization of SiGeSn for Use as a 1 eV Sub-Cell in Multi-Junction Solar Cells', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 943 - 948, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547764

Murrell AJ; Povall S; Williams C; Mellor A; Alvarez DA; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2018, 'Development and Field Testing of a Novel Hybrid PV-Thermal Solar Collector', in Haberle A (ed.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2018 CONFERENCE - 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY, INTL SOLAR ENERGY SOC, Fachhochschule Ostschweiz, Hochschule Technik Rapperswil, Rapperswil, SWITZERLAND, pp. 835 - 840, presented at 12th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry (ISES EuroSun), Fachhochschule Ostschweiz, Hochschule Technik Rapperswil, Rapperswil, SWITZERLAND, 10 September 2018 - 13 September 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/eurosun2018.02.14

Pearce P; Wilson T; Johnson A; Ekins-Daukes N, 2018, 'Characterization of SiGeSn for Use as a 1 eV Sub-Cell in Multi-Junction Solar Cells', in 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC), IEEE, Waikoloa, HI, pp. 0943 - 0948, presented at 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000469200400215&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Sandwell P; Ekins-Daukes N; Nelson J, 2017, 'What are the greatest opportunities for PV to contribute to rural development?', in Energy Procedia, Shanghai, China, pp. 139 - 146, presented at SNEC 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, SNEC 2017 Scientific Conference, Shanghai, China, 17 April 2017 - 20 April 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.416

Donchev V; Asenova I; Milanova M; Alonso-Álvarez D; Kirilov K; Shtinkov N; Ivanov IG; Georgiev S; Valcheva E; Ekins-Daukes N, 2017, 'Optical properties of thick GaInAs(Sb)N layers grown by liquid-phase epitaxy', in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/794/1/012013

Ochoa M; Garcia I; Lombardero I; Ayllon L; Cifuentes L; Rey-Stolle I; Algora C; Johnson AD; Davies JI; Tan KH; Loke WK; Wicaksono S; Yoon SF; Ochoa E; Gabas M; Thomas T; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Garcia H; Castan H; Duenas S; Estrade S; Peiro F, 2017, 'Advances towards 4J lattice-matched including dilute nitride subcell for terrestrial and space applications', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366123

Riverola A; Mellor A; Alvarez DA; Llin LF; Guarracino I; Markides CN; Paul D; Chemisana D; Ekins-Daukes N, 2017, 'Experimental and theoretical study of the infrared emissivity of crystalline silicon solar cells', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), IEEE, presented at 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/pvsc.2017.8366081

Roucka R; Clark A; Wilson T; Thomas T; Fuhrer M; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Johnson A; Hoffman R; Begarney D, 2017, '3J solar cells comprising a lattice matched epitaxial SiGeSn SubCell', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366543

Alonso-Álvarez D; Ferre Llin L; Mellor A; Paul DJ; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2017, 'Comparative Study of Annealed and High Temperature Grown ITO and AZO Films for Solar Energy Applications', in MRS Advances, pp. 3117 - 3122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/adv.2017.448

Dimmock JAR; Kauer M; Mellor AV; Stavrinou PN; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2017, 'Current voltage characteristics of a metallic structure for a hot-carrier photovoltaic cell', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366183

Richards RD; Harun F; Cheong JS; Mellor A; Hylton NP; Wilson T; Thomas T; Ekins-Daukes NJ; David JPR, 2017, 'GaAsBi: An alternative to InGaAs based multiple quantum well photovoltaics', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366221

Mellor A; Hylton NP; Wellens C; Thomas T; Al-Saleh Y; Giannini V; Braun A; Hauser H; Maier SA; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2017, 'Improving the radiation hardness of space solar cells via nanophotonic light trapping', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366800

Mellor A; Guarracino I; Llin LF; Alonso-Alvarez D; Riverola A; Thoms S; Paul DJ; Markides CN; Chemisana D; Maier S; Ekins-Daukes N, 2017, 'Specially designed solar cells for hybrid photovoltaic-thermal generators', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366699

Yakes MK; Schmieder KJ; Lumb MP; Bennett MF; Hirst LC; Kotulak NA; Gonzalez M; Tomasulo S; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Walters RJ, 2017, 'Split InAlAs top cell enabled four-junction solar cell lattice matched to InP', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366664

Pusch A; Yoshida M; Hylton NP; Mellor A; Vaquero-Steiner A; Phillips CC; Hess O; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2017, 'The purpose of a photon ratchet in intermediate band solar cells', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366014

Sugiyama M; Fujii H; Katoh T; Toprasertpong K; Sodabanlu H; Watanabe K; Alonso-Álvarez D; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Nakano Y, 2016, 'Quantum wire-on-well (WoW) cell with long carrier lifetime for efficient carrier transport', in Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, pp. 1606 - 1614, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.2769

Ochoa M; Garcia I; Lombardero I; Ayllon L; Cifuentes L; Rey-Stolle I; Algora C; Johnson AD; Davies JI; Tan KH; Loke WK; Wicaksono S; Yoon SF; Ochoa E; Gabas M; Thomas T; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Garcia H; Castan H; Duenas S; Estrade S; Peiro F, 2016, 'Advances towards 4J lattice-matched including dilute nitride subcell for terrestrial and space applications', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 52 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749407

Mellor A; Hylton NP; Wellens C; Thomas T; Al-Saleh Y; Giannini V; Braun A; Hauser H; Maier SA; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2016, 'Improving the radiation hardness of space solar cells via nanophotonic light trapping', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 3401 - 3404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750298

Yakes MK; Schmieder KJ; Lumb MP; Bennett MF; Hirst LC; Kotulak NA; Gonzalez M; Tomasulo S; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Walters RJ, 2016, 'Split InAlAs top cell enabled four-junction solar cell lattice matched to InP', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2836 - 2838, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750171

Wilson T; Thomas T; Führer M; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Roucka R; Clark A; Johnson A; Hoffman R; Begarney D, 2016, 'Single and multi-junction solar cells utilizing a 1.0 eV SiGeSn junction', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4962096

Ekins-Daukes NJ; Sandwell P; Nelson J; Johnson AD; Duggan G; Herniak E, 2016, 'What does CPV need to achieve in order to succeed?', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4962072

Alonso-Álvarez D; Ekins-Daukes N, 2016, 'Quantum wells for high-efficiency photovoltaics', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2217590

Roucka R; Clark A; Wilson T; Thomas T; Fuhrer M; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Johnson A; Hoffman R; Begarney D, 2016, '3J solar cells comprising a lattice matched epitaxial SiGeSn subcell', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2362 - 2365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750062

Dimmock JAR; Kauer M; Mellor AV; Stavrinou PN; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2016, 'Current voltage characteristics of a metallic structure for a hot-carrier photovoltaic cell', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1043 - 1046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749770

Richards RD; Harun F; Cheong JS; Mellor A; Hylton NP; Wilson T; Thomas T; Ekins-Daukes NJ; David JPR, 2016, 'GaAsBi: An alternative to InGaAs based multiple quantum well photovoltaics', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1135 - 1137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749791

Pusch A; Yoshida M; Hylton NP; Mellor A; Vaquero-Steiner A; Phillips CC; Hess O; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2016, 'The purpose of a photon ratchet in intermediate band solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 9 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749398

Mellor A; Hylton NP; Höhn O; Wellens C; Hauser H; Thomas T; Al-Saleh Y; Tucher N; Oliva E; Bläsi B; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Maier SA, 2016, 'Nanoparticle scattering for multijunction solar cells', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2228589

Mellor A; Hylton NP; Shirley F; Thomas T; Lee KH; Al-Saleh Y; Braun A; Loo J; Vercruysse D; Van Dorpe P; Maier SA; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2015, 'Nanoparticle scattering for radiation-hard multi-junction space solar cells', in 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355669

Thomas T; Kasamatsu N; Tan KH; Wicaksono S; Loke WK; Yoon SF; Johnson A; Kita T; Ekins-Daukes N, 2015, 'Time-resolved photoluminescence of MBE-grown 1 eV GaAsSbN for multi-junction solar cells', in 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356069

Dimmock JAR; Kauer M; Stavrinou PN; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2015, 'A metallic hot carrier photovoltaic cell', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2077573

Wilson T; Thomas T; Führer M; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2015, 'Addressing reflectivity losses in multijunction solar cells to achieve 50% power conversion efficiency', in Energy Materials: Materials Science and Engineering for Energy Systems, pp. 503 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14328917.2015.1115630

Thomas T; Fuhrer M; Alvarez DA; Ekins-Daukes N; Tan KH; Wicaksono S; Loke WK; Yoon SF; Johnson A, 2014, 'GaNAsSb 1-eV solar cells for use in lattice-matched multi-junction architectures', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, pp. 550 - 553, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6924980

González M; Lumb MP; Yakes MK; Abell J; Tischler JG; Bailey CG; Vurgaftman I; Meyer JR; Hirst LC; Schmieder KJ; Molina SI; Delgado FP; Adams JGJ; Hillier G; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Walters RJ, 2014, 'Modeling, design and experimental results for high efficiency multi-junction solar cells lattice matched to InP', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2041289

Alonso-Alvarez D; Fuhrer M; Thomas T; Ekins-Daukes N, 2014, 'Elements of modelling and design of multi-quantum well solar cells', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, pp. 2865 - 2870, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925530

Hofmann C; Herter B; Gutmann J; Löffler J; Fischer S; Wolf S; Piper R; Ekins-Daukes N; Treat N; Goldschmidt JC, 2014, 'Organic upconverters embedded in a Bragg structure', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2052286

Thomas T; Chan NLA; Fuhrer M; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2014, 'Performance enhancement from radiative coupling considering realistic spectral conditions for optimal and sub-optimal bandgap multijunction solar cells', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, pp. 3409 - 3413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925663

Hylton NP; Li X; Giannini V; Lee KH; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Loo J; Vercruysse D; Van Dorpe P; Sodabanlu H; Sugiyama M; Maier SA, 2013, 'Al nanoparticle arrays for broadband absorption enhancements in GaAs devices', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 22 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744090

Führer M; Farrell D; Ekins-Daukes N, 2013, 'CPV modelling with solcore: An extensible modelling framework for the rapid computational simulation and evaluation of solar cell designs and concepts', in AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 34 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4822193


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