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Proposal for a spin-polarized solar battery

Zutic, Igor, Fabian, Jaroslav and Sarma, S. Das (2001) Proposal for a spin-polarized solar battery. Applied Physics Letters 79 (10), pp. 1558-1560.

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A solar cell illuminated by circularly polarized light generates charge and spin currents. We show that the spin polarization of the current significantly exceeds the spin polarization of the carrier density for the majority carriers. Based on this principle, we propose a semiconductor spin-polarized solar battery and substantiate our proposal using analytical arguments and numerical modeling.

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Item type:Article
Date:September 2001
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Richter > Group Jaroslav Fabian
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Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:1830
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