Crystal Growth of Si for Solar Cells

  • Kazuo Nakajima
  • Noritaka Usami

Part of the Advances in Materials Research book series (ADVSMATERIALS, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-14
  2. Eivind J. Øvreli, Kai Tang, Thorvald Engh, Merete Tangstad
    Pages 1-23
  3. Chung-Wen Lan, Chao-Kuan Hsieh, Wen-Chin Hsu
    Pages 25-39
  4. Helge Riemann, Anke Luedge
    Pages 41-53
  5. Kozo Fujiwara, Kazuo Nakajima
    Pages 71-82
  6. Kentaro Kutsukake, Noritaka Usami, Kozo Fujiwara, Kazuo Nakajima
    Pages 83-95
  7. Giso Hahn, Axel Schönecker, Astrid Gutjahr
    Pages 97-119
  8. Kosuke Nagashio, Kazuhiko Kuribayashi
    Pages 121-134
  9. Alain Fave
    Pages 135-157
  10. Mustapha Lemiti
    Pages 159-175
  11. Keisuke Ohdaira
    Pages 177-191
  12. Kai Tang, Eivind J. Øvrelid, Gabriella Tranell, Merete Tangstad
    Pages 219-251
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the science and technology of crystal growth of Si for solar cells with emphasis on fundamental science. Starting from feedstock, crystal growth of bulk crystals (single crystal and multicrystals) and thin film crystals are discussed. Numerous illustrations promote a comprehension of crystal-growth physics. The fundamental knowledge on crystal growth mechanisms obtained through this book will contribute to future developments of novel crystal growth technologies for further improvement of conversion efficiency of Si-based solar cells.


Crystal growth Database solar materials Photovoltaic materials Silicon photonics Solar cell production photovoltaics solar cell thin film

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuo Nakajima
    • 1
  • Noritaka Usami
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Materials ResearchTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Inst. Materials ResearchTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02043-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02044-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1435-1889
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