Comment on Kirk's Analysis of quantum coherent solar photovoltaic cells

K. R. Chapin, D. Cohen, S. Das, K. Dorfman, P. K. Jha, M. Kim, A. Svidzinsky, P. Vetter, D. V. Voronine

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We present our scientific and philosophical analysis of the comments made in the recent paper of A.P. Kirk, An Analysis of Quantum Coherent Solar Photovoltaic Cells Physica B 407 (2012) 544. We highlight the key role of quantum coherence in the enhancement of the photocell power without violating the laws of thermodynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
StatePublished - May 15 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Photovoltaics
  • Quantum coherence
  • Solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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