SC²S Colloquium - July 9, 2008

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Date: July 9
Room: 02.05.037
Time: 5 pm, s.t.

15:00 Uhr - Marion Bendig: Monte Carlo Simulation of Fluorescent Concentrators

Fluorescent concentrators are developed and investigated in solar energy research in order to improve the efficiency and applicability of solar cells. This is achieved by concentrating even diffuse light on cloudy days on small solar cells, using a fluorescent dye enclosed in low-cost acrylic glass. The testing of new concepts in experiments is difficult and expensive. We are developing a Monte Carlo simulation model for fluorescent concentrators in order to make it possible to test and improve different setups and to gain further insight into the complex physical processes.