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Physics of Solar Cells : From Basic Principles to Advanced Concepts.

Author: Peter Würfel
Publisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Students interested in learning the fundamentals of solar cells will benefit greatly from the new edition of this highly regarded textbook that equally serves as a reference for researchers starting  Read more...

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Würfel, Peter.
Physics of Solar Cells : From Basic Principles to Advanced Concepts.
Somerset : Wiley, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Würfel
ISBN: 9783527413096 352741309X
OCLC Number: 952247413
Description: 1 online resource (323 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; List of Symbols; Preface; Chapter 1: Problems of the Energy Economy; 1.1 Energy Economy; 1.2 Estimate of the Maximum Reserves of Fossil Energy; 1.3 The Greenhouse Effect; 1.4 Problems; Chapter 2: Photons; 2.1 Black-body Radiation; 2.2 Kirchhoff's Law of Radiation for Nonblack Bodies; 2.3 The Solar Spectrum; 2.4 Concentration of the Solar Radiation; 2.5 Maximum Efficiency of Solar Energy Conversion; 2.6 Problems; Chapter 3: Semiconductors; 3.1 Electrons in Semiconductors; 3.2 Holes; 3.3 Doping; 3.4 Quasi-Fermi Distributions. 3.5 Generation of Electrons and Holes3.6 Recombination of Electrons and Holes; 3.7 Light Emission by Semiconductors; 3.8 Problems; Chapter 4: Conversion of Thermal Radiation into Chemical Energy; 4.1 Maximum Efficiency for the Production of Chemical Energy; 4.2 Shockley-Queisser Limit; 4.3 Problems; Chapter 5: Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy; 5.1 Transport of Electrons and Holes; 5.2 Separation of Electrons and Holes; 5.3 Diffusion Length of Minority Carriers; 5.4 Dielectric Relaxation; 5.5 Ambipolar Diffusion; 5.6 Dember Effect; 5.7 Mathematical Description; 5.8 Problems. Chapter 6: Basic Structure of Solar Cells6.1 A Chemical Solar Cell; 6.2 Basic Mechanisms in Solar Cells; 6.3 Dye Solar Cell; 6.4 The pn-Junction; 6.5 pn-Junction with Impurity Recombination, Two-Diode Model; 6.6 Heterojunctions; 6.7 Semiconductor-Metal Contact; 6.8 The Role of the Electric Field in Solar Cells; 6.9 Organic Solar Cells; 6.10 Light Emitting Diodes (LED); 6.11 Problems; Chapter 7: Limitations on Energy Conversion in Solar Cells; 7.1 Maximum Efficiency of Solar Cells; 7.2 Efficiency of Solar Cells as a Function of Their Energy Gap; 7.3 The Optimal Silicon Solar Cell. 7.4 Thin-film Solar Cells7.5 Equivalent Circuit; 7.6 Temperature Dependence of the Open-circuit Voltage; 7.7 Intensity Dependence of the Efficiency; 7.8 Efficiencies of the Individual Energy Conversion Processes; 7.9 Problems; Chapter 8: Concepts for Improving the Efficiency of Solar Cells; 8.1 Tandem Cells; 8.2 Concentrator Cells; 8.3 Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion; 8.4 Impact Ionization; 8.5 Two-step Excitation in Three-level Systems; 8.6 Problems; Chapter 9: Characterization of Solar Cells; 9.1 Spectral Response and Quantum Efficiency; 9.2 Quasi-Steady-State Photoconductance. 9.3 Luminescence9.4 Thermography; 9.5 Light-Beam-Induced Current (LBIC); 9.6 The Suns-Voc Method; 9.7 Transient Techniques; Solutions; Appendix; Fundamental Constants; Units of Energy; Material Constants at 300 K; Standard Global AM 1.5 Spectrum; References; Index; End User License Agreement.

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