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dc.creatorAlicki, Robertes_ES
dc.creatorGelbwaser Klimovsky, Davides_ES
dc.creatorJenkins Villalobos, Alejandroes_ES
dc.description.abstractA solar cell is a heat engine, but textbook treatments are not wholly satisfactory from a thermodynamic standpoint, since they present solar cells as directly converting the energy of light into electricity, and the current in the circuit as maintained by an electrostatic potential. We propose a thermodynamic cycle in which the gas of electrons in the p phase serves as the working substance. The interface between the p and n phases acts as a self-oscillating piston that modulates the absorption of heat from the photons so that it may perform a net positive work during a complete cycle of its motion, in accordance with the laws of thermodynamics. We draw a simple hydrodynamical analogy between this model and the "putt-putt" engine of toy boats, in which the interface between the water's liquid and gas phases serves as the piston. We point out some testable consequences of this model.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUS Department of Energy/[DE-SC0001088]//Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.sourceAnnals of Physics, In Press, Accepted Manuscriptes_ES
dc.subjectsolar celles_ES
dc.subjectlimit efficiencyes_ES
dc.subjectplasma oscillationes_ES
dc.subjectquantum thermodynamicses_ES
dc.titleA thermodynamic cycle for the solar celles_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Físicaes_ES

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