ISBN-10:
3527410031
ISBN-13:
9783527410033
Pub. Date:
05/17/2011
Publisher:
Wiley
Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin Film Solar Cells / Edition 1

Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin Film Solar Cells / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9783527410033
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 585
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

- Uwe Rau is full professor at RWTH Aachen (Faculty Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, chair of photovoltaics) since 2007 and is head of the energy research IEF-55 photovoltaic institute at the research center in Jülich. He obtained his PhD 1991 from Physical Institute of the University Tübingen (Prof. Huebener) and was scientific group leader from 1995-2007 at the University Bayreuth and Stuttgart.
- Daniel Abou-Ras is senior scientist at the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy. He obtained his PhD at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In 2005, he earned the MRS Graduate Student Gold Award at the MRS Spring Meeting. His research interests are scanning as well as transmission electron microscopy techniques applied on thin-film solar cells. Dr. Abou-Ras has organized various Young Scientist Tutorials on characterization techniques for thin film solar cells held at MRS and E-MRS Meetings.
- Thomas Kirchartz is a scientist at the Institute of Energy at the research center in Jülich. He obtained his Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Stuttgart for work on the electroluminescence of solar cells in 2006 and his Dr. Ing. from the RWTH Aachen in 2009 for work on a detailed balance theory of solar cells. Dr. Kirchartz participated as instructor in two Young Scientist Tutorials on characterization techniques for thin film solar cells and was awarded a Graduate Student Award of the European Material Research Society.

Table of Contents

I Introduction
1. Introduction to thin-film photovoltaics
II Device characterization
2. Fundamental electrical characterization of thin-film solar cells
3. Electroluminescence analysis of thin-film solar modules
4. Capacitance spectroscopy of thin-film solar cells
III Materials characterization
5. Characterizing the light trapping properties of textured surfaces with scanning near-field optical microscopy
6. Ellipsometry
7. Photoluminescence analysis of Si and chalcopyrite-type thin films for solar cells
8. Steady state photocarrier grating method
9. Time-of-flight analysis
10. Electron Spin Resonance on Si thin films for solar cells
11. Scanning probe microscopy on thin films for solar cells
12. Electron microscopy on thin films for solar cells
13. X-ray and neutron diffraction of materials for thin film solar cells
14. Raman Spectroscopy on thin films for solar cells
15. Soft x-ray and electron spectroscopy: a unique "tool chest" to characterize the chemical and electronic properties of surfaces and interfaces
16. Elemental distribution profiling of thin films for solar cells
17. Hydrogen effusion experiments
IV Materials and device modelling
18. Ab-initio modelling of semiconductors
19. One-dimensional electro-optical simulations of thin film solar cells
20. Two-dimensional electrical simulations of thin film solar cells

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