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dc.creatorAlicki, Robertes_ES
dc.creatorGelbwaser Klimovsky, Davides_ES
dc.creatorJenkins Villalobos, Alejandroes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-12T21:21:31Zes_ES
dc.date.available2017-01-12T21:21:31Zes_ES
dc.date.issued2017-01-06es_ES
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003491617300039es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0003-4916es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/29417es_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.description.sponsorship//CONACYT/es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/cr/es_ES
dc.sourceAnnals of Physics, In Press, Accepted Manuscriptes_ES
dc.subjectsolar celles_ES
dc.subjectself-oscillationes_ES
dc.subjectlimit efficiencyes_ES
dc.subjectplasma oscillationes_ES
dc.subjectquantum thermodynamicses_ES
dc.titleA thermodynamic cycle for the solar celles_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aop.2017.01.003es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Físicaes_ES


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