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While emission and absorption entropy generation is well known in black bodies, it has not previously been studied in semiconductors, even though semiconductors are widely used for solar light absorption in modern solar cells . We present an analysis of the entropy generation in semiconductor materials due to emission and absorption of electromagnetic radiation. It is shown that the emission and absorption entropy generation reduces the fundamental limit on the efficiency of anydoi:10.4229/28theupvsec2013-1bo.9.4 fatcat:vxpr67wo3nd2rb5jrpqr44jbzu