Physics of Solar Cells / Edition 1

Physics of Solar Cells / Edition 1

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by Jenny Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860943497

ISBN-13: 9781860943492

Pub. Date: 05/14/2003

Publisher: Imperial College Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860943492
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Publication date:
05/14/2003
Series:
Properties of Semiconductor Materials
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
788,444
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Photons In, Electrons Out: Basic Principles of PV17
Ch. 3Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors41
Ch. 4Generation and Recombination79
Ch. 5Junctions119
Ch. 6Analysis of the p-n Junction145
Ch. 7Monocrystalline Solar Cells177
Ch. 8Thin Film Solar Cells211
Ch. 9Managing Light253
Ch. 10Over the Limit: Strategies for High Efficiency289
Exercises327
Solutions to the Exercises337
Index355

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