par Rutten, B.;Esposito, Massimiliano ;Cleuren, B.
Référence Physical review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics, 23, 235122
Publication Publié, 2009
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : We study the thermodynamic efficiency of a nanosized photoelectric device and show that at maximum power output, the efficiency is bounded from above by a result closely related to the Curzon-Ahlborn efficiency. We find that this upper bound can be attained in nanosized devices displaying strong coupling between the generated electron flux and the incoming photon flux from the sun. © 2009 The American Physical Society.