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Pusch A; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, 'Classifiying advanced concepts to assess device requirements for high efficiency solar cells', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD, IEEE, pp. 49 - 50, presented at 2021 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), 13 September 2021 - 17 September 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NUSOD52207.2021.9541417

Steiner MA; France RM; Buencuerpo J; Geisz JF; Nielsen MP; Pusch A; Olavarria WJ; Young M; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, '32.9% efficient tandem solar cell with strain-balanced GaInAs/GaAsP quantum wells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, IEEE, pp. 1084 - 1085, presented at 2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 20 June 2021 - 25 June 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9518819

Liu M; Romer U; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Lennon A, 2021, 'Optical Analysis of Secondary Optics for Solar Concentrators with a View to Optimising Cell Metallisation', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, IEEE, pp. 2270 - 2272, presented at 2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 20 June 2021 - 25 June 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9518911

Liu M; Soeriyadi AH; Song N; Hsiao PC; Romer U; Ekins-Daukes N; Lennon A, 2020, 'Formation Mechanism of Cu-based Ohmic Contacts for GaAs Solar Cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 0829 - 0832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300525

Pusch A; Dubajic M; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Bremner S, 2020, 'Fundamental Aspects of Hot Carrier Solar Cell Operation', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2227 - 2232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300536

Ekins-Daukes NJ; Sazzad MH; Kiyumi LA; Nielsen MP; Reece P; Mellor A; Green MA; Pusch A, 2020, 'Generating Power at Night Using a Thermoradiative Diode, How is this Possible?', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2214 - 2218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300980

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

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

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

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

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/eurosun2018.02.14

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

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

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. 2488 - 2491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366543

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. 2952 - 2956, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366123

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. 993 - 998, 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. 3410 - 3412, 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. 1228 - 1232, 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. 1385 - 1388, 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. 2536 - 2537, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mellor A; Hylton NP; Shirley F; Thomas T; Lee K-H; Al-Saleh Y; Braun A; Loo J; Vercruysse D; Van Dorpe P; Tobias I; Luque A; Maier SA; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2015, 'Nanostructured Solar Cells: Surface Textures and Quantum Dots', in Light, Energy and the Environment 2015, OSA, presented at Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/pv.2015.ptu2b.2


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