High-Efficiency Solar Cells, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319019880
  • ISBN-13: 9783319019888
  • DDC: 621.31244
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 656 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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As part of the effort to increase the contribution of solar cells (photovoltaics) to our energy mix, this book addresses three main areas: making existing technology cheaper, promoting advanced technologies based on new architectural designs, and developing new materials to serve as light absorbers. Leading scientists throughout the world create a fundamental platform for knowledge sharing that combines the physics, materials, and device architectures of high-efficiency solar cells. While providing a comprehensive introduction to the field, the book highlights directions for further research, and is intended to stimulate readers' interest in the development of novel materials and technologies for solar energy applications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Status and Progress of High-Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells.
2: Luminescent Study of Recombination Processes in the Single-Crystal Silicon and Silicon Structures Fabricated Using High-Efficiency Solar Cell Technology.
3: Emerging PV Nanomaterials: Capabilities versus Recombination Losses.
4: Chalcopyrite Quantum Wells and Dots in Solar-Cell Applications.
5: Nanostructured Silicon-Based Photovoltaic Cells.
6: High-Bandgap Silicon Nanocrystal Solar Cells: Device Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling.
7: Thiophene-Based Copolymers Synthesized by Electropolymerization for Application as Hole Transport Layer in Organic Photovoltaics Cells.
8: Molecular Engineering of Efficient Dyes for p-Type Semiconductor Sensitization.
9: Dye-Doped Polysiloxane Rubbers for Luminescent Solar Concentrator Systems.
10: Engineering FRET-Based Solar Cells: Manipulation of Energy and Electron Transfer Processes in a Light Harvesting Assembly.
11: Chlorophyll-Derived, Cyclic Tetrapyrrole-Based Purpurins as Efficient Near-Infrared-Absorption Donor Materials for Dye-Sensitized and Organic Solar Cells.
12: Hybrid Solar Cells: Materials, Interfaces, and Devices.
13: Implication of Porous TiO2 Nanoparticles in PEDOT:PSS Photovoltaic Devices.
14: Light Trapping for Solar Cells.
15: Anti-Reflective Silicon Oxide p-Layer for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells.
16: Design Guidelines for High Efficiency Plasmonics Silicon Solar Cells.
17: Plasmon-Enhanced Excitonic Solar Cells.
18: Interfaces in III–V High Efficiency Solar Cells.
19: Broadband and Omnidirectional Anti-Reflection Coating for III/V Multi-Junction Solar Cells.
20: Radiation Effects of Space Solar Cells.
21: Thin-Film III–V Solar Cells Using Epitaxial Lift-Off.