Solar Cell Device Physics

Solar Cell Device Physics offers a balanced, in-depth qualitative and quantitative treatment of the physical principles and operating characteristics of solar cell devices. Topics covered include photovoltaic energy conversion and solar cell materials and structures, along with homojunction solar cells. Semiconductor-semiconductor heterojunction cells and surface-barrier solar cells are also discussed. This book consists of six chapters and begins by introducing the reader to the basic physical principles and materials properties that are the foundations of photovoltaic energy conversion, with emphasis on various photovoltaic devices capable of efficiently converting solar energy into usable electrical energy. The electronic and optical properties of crystalline, polycrystalline, and amorphous materials with both organic and inorganic materials are considered, together with the manner in which these properties change from one material class to another and the implications of such changes for photovoltaics. Generation, recombination, and bulk transport are also discussed. The two mechanisms of photocarrier collection in solar cells, drift and diffusion, are then compared. The remaining chapters focus on specific solar cell device classes defined in terms of the interface structure employed: homojunctions, semiconductor-semiconductor heterojunctions, and surface-barrier devices. This monograph is appropriate for use as a textbook for graduate students in engineering and the sciences and for seniors in electrical engineering and applied physics, as well as a reference book for those actively involved in solar cell research and development.

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  • Author : Stephen Fonash
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN : 0323154638
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Solar Cell Device Physics

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  • Author : Stephen Fonash
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 02 December 2012
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  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Release : 09 May 2003
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 09 June 2020
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 11 July 2008
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  • Release : 13 June 2016
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
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  • Release : 22 November 2014
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 16 November 2011
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  • Release : 23 February 2015
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  • Release : 15 August 2011
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  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 22 October 2015
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  • Release : 31 March 2011
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 13 September 2011
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  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release : 01 January 1987
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