High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Physics, Materials, and Devices

  • Xiaodong Wang
  • Zhiming M. Wang

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 190)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kimberly A. Sablon, Andrei Sergeev
    Pages 85-113
  3. Esa Räsänen, Sascha Sadewasser, Sebastian Lehmann, David Fuertes Marrón
    Pages 115-130
  4. Mohamed M. Hilali, S. V. Sreenivasan
    Pages 131-164
  5. Philipp Löper, Mariaconcetta Canino, Manuel Schnabel, Caterina Summonte, Stefan Janz, Margit Zacharias
    Pages 165-194
  6. Fabrice Odobel, Yann Pellegrin, Frédéric B. Anne, Denis Jacquemin
    Pages 215-246
  7. Soumik Sarkar, Samim Sardar, Abhinandan Makhal, Joydeep Dutta, Samir Kumar Pal
    Pages 267-318
  8. Giacomo Mariani, Yue Wang, Richard B. Kaner, Diana L. Huffaker
    Pages 357-387
  9. Yahia Djaoued, Jacques Robichaud, Srinivasan Priya, Balaji Subramanian, E. Gondek, M. Pokladko-Kowar et al.
    Pages 389-447
  10. Hsin-Hung Cheng, Shih-Wen Chen, Jen-You Chu, Ding-Zheng Lin, Tsung-Dar Cheng, Yi-Ping Chen et al.
    Pages 449-473
  11. Pushpa Raj Pudasaini, Arturo A. Ayon
    Pages 497-514
  12. Shuai Chang, Lawrence Tien Lin Lee, Tao Chen
    Pages 515-544
  13. Alexander S. Gudovskikh, Nikolay A. Kalyuzhnyy, Sergey A. Mintairov, Vladimir M. Lantratov
    Pages 545-570
  14. Silke L. Diedenhofen, Gabriele Vecchi, Gerard Bauhuis, Jaime Gómez Rivas
    Pages 571-595
  15. Xin Gao, Sheng-sheng Yang, Zhan-zu Feng
    Pages 597-622
  16. G. J. Bauhuis, P. Mulder, J. J. Schermer
    Pages 623-643
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 645-656

About this book


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.

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of novel physics, materials, and devices for high-efficiency solar cells
  • Provides the keys to understanding this critical area of renewable energy research
  • Written by leading experts on each topic


Chalcopyrite Quantum Wells, Solar Cells Dye-doped Polysiloxane Rubbers For Luminescent Dye-sensitized and Organic Heterojunction Solar Cells FRET-based Solar Cells High Efficiency Plasmonics Silicon Solar Cells High Efficiency Solar Cells Book High Efficiency Solar Cells Physics II-V High Efficiency Solar Cells III/V Multi-junction Solar Cells Nanostructured Semiconductor Solar Cells Photon Absorption PSS Photovoltaic Devices Photovoltaic Characterization Plasmon-enhanced Light Harvesting, Solar Cells Silicon Nanocrystal Based Solar Cells Single-crystal Silicon, Recombination Processes Solar Cells (Photovoltaic) Solar Cells New Architectural Designs Solar Cells New Materials Solar Concentrator Systems Space Solar Cells, Radiation Effects Thin Film III-V Solar Cells Using Epitaxial Lift-off Thiophene-Based Copolymers, Organic Solar Cells Three-Dimensional Hybrid Solar Cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaodong Wang
    • 1
  • Zhiming M. Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Research Center for Semiconductor Integrated TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.Engineering Research Center for Semiconductor Integrated TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople's Republic of China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01987-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01988-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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