The Physics of Solar Cells

Filename: the-physics-of-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 9781848168237
Release Date: 2003-05-09
Number of pages: 384
Author: Jenny Nelson
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

Download and read online The Physics of Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the physics of the photovoltaic cell. It is suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers new to the field. It covers: basic physics of semiconductors in photovoltaic devices; physical models of solar cell operation; characteristics and design of common types of solar cell; and approaches to increasing solar cell efficiency. The text explains the terms and concepts of solar cell device physics and shows the reader how to formulate and solve relevant physical problems. Exercises and worked solutions are included.


The Physics of Solar Cells

Filename: the-physics-of-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 1860943497
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 363
Author: Jenny Nelson
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

Download and read online The Physics of Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB An introduction to the physics of the photovoltaic cell. It covers the fundamental principles of semiconductor physics and simple models used to describe solar cell operation. It presents theoretical approaches to efficient solar cell design and examines the main practical types of solar cell


The Physics of Solar Cells

Filename: the-physics-of-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 1860943403
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 363
Author: Jenny Nelson
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

Download and read online The Physics of Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the physics of the photovoltaic cell. It is suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers new to the field. It covers: basic physics of semiconductors in photovoltaic devices; physical models of solar cell operation; characteristics and design of common types of solar cell; and approaches to increasing solar cell efficiency. The text explains the terms and concepts of solar cell device physics and shows the reader how to formulate and solve relevant physical problems. Exercises and worked solutions are included.


Handbook of the Physics of Thin Film Solar Cells

Filename: handbook-of-the-physics-of-thin-film-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 9783642367489
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Number of pages: 882
Author: Karl W. Böer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business

Download and read online Handbook of the Physics of Thin Film Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB This handbook is a compendium giving a comprehensive description of the basics of semiconductor physics relevant to the design and analysis of thin film solar cell materials. It starts from the basics of material science, describing the material and its growth, defect and electrical properties, the basics of its interaction with photons and the involved statistics, proceeding to space charge effects in semiconductors and pn-junctions. Most attention is given to analyze homo- and hetero-junction solar cells using various models and applying the field-of-direction analysis for discussing current voltage characteristics, and helping to discover the involvement of high-field effects in solar cells. The comprehensive coverage of the main topics of - and relating to - solar cells with extensive reference to literature helps scientists and engineers at all levels to reach a better understanding and improvement of solar cell properties and their production. The author is one of the founders of thin film solar cell research.


Earth Abundant Materials for Solar Cells

Filename: earth-abundant-materials-for-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 9781119052838
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Number of pages: 480
Author: Sadao Adachi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Earth Abundant Materials for Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB Systematically describes the physical and materials properties of copper-based quaternary chalcogenide semiconductor materials, enabling their potential for photovoltaic device applications. Intended for scientists and engineers, in particular, in the fields of multinary semiconductor physics and a variety of photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices.


Organic Solar Cells

Filename: organic-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 9781447148234
Release Date: 2012-11-19
Number of pages: 266
Author: Wallace C.H. Choy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Organic Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB Organic solar cells have emerged as new promising photovoltaic devices due to their potential applications in large area, printable and flexible solar panels. Organic Solar Cells: Materials and Device Physics offers an updated review on the topics covering the synthesis, properties and applications of new materials for various critical roles in devices from electrodes, interface and carrier transport materials, to the active layer composed of donors and acceptors. Addressing the important device physics issues of carrier and exciton dynamics and interface stability and novel light trapping structures, the potential for hybrid organic solar cells to provide high efficiency solar cells is examined and discussed in detail. Specific chapters covers key areas including: Latest research and designs for highly effective polymer donors/acceptors and interface materials Synthesis and application of highly transparent and conductive graphene Exciton and charge dynamics for in-depth understanding of the mechanism underlying organic solar cells. New potentials and emerging functionalities of plasmonic effects in OSCs Interface Degradation Mechanisms in organic photovoltaics improving the entire device lifetime Device architecture and operation mechanism of organic/ inorganic hybrid solar cells for next generation of high performance photovoltaics This reference can be practically and theoretically applied by senior undergraduates, postgraduates, engineers, scientists, researchers, and project managers with some fundamental knowledge in organic and inorganic semiconductor materials or devices.


Materials Concepts for Solar Cells

Filename: materials-concepts-for-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 9781783264476
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Number of pages: 552
Author: Thomas Dittrich
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

Download and read online Materials Concepts for Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB This textbook bridges the gap between basic literature on the physics of solar cells and highly specialized books about photovoltaic solar energy conversion. It is intended to give students with a background in engineering, materials science, chemistry or physics a comprehensive introduction to materials concepts for solar cells. To this end, general principles of solar cells and materials demands are explained in the first part of this book. The second part is devoted to the four classes of materials concepts for solar cells: solar cells based on crystals of silicon, epitaxial layer systems of III-V semiconductors, thin-film absorbers on foreign substrates, and nano-composite absorbers.


The Materials Science of Semiconductors

Filename: the-materials-science-of-semiconductors.pdf
ISBN: 9780387686509
Release Date: 2007-11-20
Number of pages: 622
Author: Angus Rockett
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online The Materials Science of Semiconductors in PDF and EPUB This book describes semiconductors from a materials science perspective rather than from condensed matter physics or electrical engineering viewpoints. It includes discussion of current approaches to organic materials for electronic devices. It further describes the fundamental aspects of thin film nucleation and growth, and the most common physical and chemical vapor deposition techniques. Examples of the application of the concepts in each chapter to specific problems or situations are included, along with recommended readings and homework problems.


Physics of Solar Cells

Filename: physics-of-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 9783527413096
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Number of pages: 250
Author: Peter W?rfel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Physics of Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB The new edition of this highly regarded textbook provides a detailed overview of the most important characterization techniques for solar cells and a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages. It describes in detail all aspects of solar cell function, the physics behind every single step, as well as all the issues to be considered when improving solar cells and their efficiency. The text is now complete with examples of how the appropriate characterization techniques enable the distinction between several potential limitation factors, describing how quantities that have been introduced theoretically in earlier chapters become experimentally accessible. With exercises after each chapter to reinforce the newly acquired knowledge and requiring no more than standard physics knowledge, this book enables students and professionals to understand the factors driving conversion efficiency and to apply this to their own solar cell development.


Solar Cell Device Physics

Filename: solar-cell-device-physics.pdf
ISBN: 0080912273
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Number of pages: 381
Author: Stephen Fonash
Publisher: Academic Press

Download and read online Solar Cell Device Physics in PDF and EPUB There has been an enormous infusion of new ideas in the field of solar cells over the last 15 years; discourse on energy transfer has gotten much richer, and nanostructures and nanomaterials have revolutionized the possibilities for new technological developments. However, solar energy cannot become ubiquitous in the world's power markets unless it can become economically competitive with legacy generation methods such as fossil fuels. The new edition of Dr. Stephen Fonash's definitive text points the way toward greater efficiency and cheaper production by adding coverage of cutting-edge topics in plasmonics, multi-exiton generation processes, nanostructures and nanomaterials such as quantum dots. The book's new structure improves readability by shifting many detailed equations to appendices, and balances the first edition's semiconductor coverage with an emphasis on thin-films. Further, it now demonstrates physical principles with simulations in the well-known AMPS computer code developed by the author. *Classic text now updated with new advances in nanomaterials and thin films that point the way to cheaper, more efficient solar energy production *Many of the detailed equations from the first edition have been shifted to appendices in order to improve readability *Important theoretical points are now accompanied by concrete demonstrations via included simulations created with the well-known AMPS computer code


Principles of Solar Cells LEDs and Diodes

Filename: principles-of-solar-cells-leds-and-diodes.pdf
ISBN: 9781119975236
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Number of pages: 336
Author: Adrian Kitai
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Principles of Solar Cells LEDs and Diodes in PDF and EPUB This textbook introduces the physical concepts required for a comprehensive understanding of p-n junction devices, light emitting diodes and solar cells. Semiconductor devices have made a major impact on the way we work and live. Today semiconductor p-n junction diode devices are experiencing substantial growth: solar cells are used on an unprecedented scale in the renewable energy industry; and light emitting diodes (LEDs) are revolutionizing energy efficient lighting. These two emerging industries based on p-n junctions make a significant contribution to the reduction in fossil fuel consumption. This book covers the two most important applications of semiconductor diodes - solar cells and LEDs - together with quantitative coverage of the physics of the p-n junction. The reader will gain a thorough understanding of p-n junctions as the text begins with semiconductor and junction device fundamentals and extends to the practical implementation of semiconductors in both photovoltaic and LED devices. Treatment of a range of important semiconductor materials and device structures is also presented in a readable manner. Topics are divided into the following six chapters: • Semiconductor Physics • The PN Junction Diode • Photon Emission and Absorption • The Solar Cell • Light Emitting Diodes • Organic Semiconductors, OLEDs and Solar Cells Containing student problems at the end of each chapter and worked example problems throughout, this textbook is intended for senior level undergraduate students doing courses in electrical engineering, physics and materials science. Researchers working on solar cells and LED devices, and those in the electronics industry would also benefit from the background information the book provides.


Dye sensitized Solar Cells

Filename: dye-sensitized-solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: 143980866X
Release Date: 2010-08-03
Number of pages: 604
Author: K. Kalyanasundaram
Publisher: EPFL Press

Download and read online Dye sensitized Solar Cells in PDF and EPUB The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) is a photovoltaic converter that mimics natural photosynthesis. Like green plants and algae it uses a molecular absorber, the dye, to harvest sunlight and generate electric charges. Dye-sensitized solar cells are poised to replace existing technologies in «low density» solar-energy applications, especially in contexts where mechanical robustness and light weight is required. This book offers the first comprehensive look at this promising technology and aims to provide a graduate level text that brings together the fundamentals of DSC from three perspectives (materials, performance, and mechanistic aspects), as well as to serve as an advanced monograph that summarizes the key advances and lists the technical challenges remaining to be solved.


Molecular Semiconductors

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ISBN: 9783642700125
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 290
Author: J. Simon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Molecular Semiconductors in PDF and EPUB During the past thirty years considerable efforts have been made to design the synthesis and the study of molecular semiconductors. Molecular semiconductors - and more generally molecular materials - involve interactions between individual subunits which can be separately synthesized. Organic and metallo-organic derivatives are the basis of most of the molecular materials. A survey of the literature on molecular semiconductors leaves one rather confused. It does seem to be very difficult to correlate the molecular structure of these semiconductors with their experimental electrical properties. For inorganic materials a simple definition delimits a fairly homogeneous family. If an inorganic material has a conductivity intermediate between that of an 12 1 1 3 1 1 insulator « 10- n- cm- ) and that of a metal (> 10 n- cm- ), then it is a semiconductor and will exhibit the characteristic properties of this family, such as junction formation, photoconductivity, and the photovoltaic effect. For molecular compounds, such simplicity is certainly not the case. A huge number of molecular and macromolecular systems have been described which possess an intermediate conductivity. However, the various attempts which have been made to rationalize their properties have, more often than not, failed. Even very basic electrical properties such as the mechanism of the charge carrier formation or the nature and the density ofthe dopants are not known in detail. The study of molecular semiconductor junctions is very probably the most powerful approach to shed light on these problems.


Solar Cells

Filename: solar-cells.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:637034936
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 274
Author: Martin A. Green
Publisher:

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Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells

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ISBN: 9783319203317
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Number of pages: 279
Author: M. Parans Paranthaman
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells in PDF and EPUB This book reviews the current status of semiconductor materials for conversion of sunlight to electricity, and highlights advances in both basic science and manufacturing. Photovoltaic (PV) solar electric technology will be a significant contributor to world energy supplies when reliable, efficient PV power products are manufactured in large volumes at low cost. Expert chapters cover the full range of semiconductor materials for solar-to-electricity conversion, from crystalline silicon and amorphous silicon to cadmium telluride, copper indium gallium sulfide selenides, dye sensitized solar cells, organic solar cells, and environmentally friendly copper zinc tin sulfide selenides. The latest methods for synthesis and characterization of solar cell materials are described, together with techniques for measuring solar cell efficiency. Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells presents the current state of the art as well as key details about future strategies to increase the efficiency and reduce costs, with particular focus on how to reduce the gap between laboratory scale efficiency and commercial module efficiency. This book will aid materials scientists and engineers in identifying research priorities to fulfill energy needs, and will also enable researchers to understand novel semiconductor materials that are emerging in the solar market. This integrated approach also gives science and engineering students a sense of the excitement and relevance of materials science in the development of novel semiconductor materials. · Provides a comprehensive introduction to solar PV cell materials · Reviews current and future status of solar cells with respect to cost and efficiency · Covers the full range of solar cell materials, from silicon and thin films to dye sensitized and organic solar cells · Offers an in-depth account of the semiconductor material strategies and directions for further research · Features detailed tables on the world leaders in efficiency demonstrations · Edited by scientists with experience in both research and industry