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High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Physics, Materials, and Devices

  • 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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Emerging PV Nanomaterials: Capabilities Versus Recombination Losses

    • Kimberly A. Sablon, Andrei Sergeev
    Pages 85-113
  3. Chalcopyrite Quantum Wells and Dots in Solar-Cell Applications

    • Esa Räsänen, Sascha Sadewasser, Sebastian Lehmann, David Fuertes Marrón
    Pages 115-130
  4. Nanostructured Silicon-Based Photovoltaic Cells

    • Mohamed M. Hilali, S. V. Sreenivasan
    Pages 131-164
  5. High-Bandgap Silicon Nanocrystal Solar Cells: Device Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling

    • Philipp Löper, Mariaconcetta Canino, Manuel Schnabel, Caterina Summonte, Stefan Janz, Margit Zacharias
    Pages 165-194
  6. Molecular Engineering of Efficient Dyes for p-Type Semiconductor Sensitization

    • Fabrice Odobel, Yann Pellegrin, Frédéric B. Anne, Denis Jacquemin
    Pages 215-246
  7. Engineering FRET-Based Solar Cells: Manipulation of Energy and Electron Transfer Processes in a Light Harvesting Assembly

    • Soumik Sarkar, Samim Sardar, Abhinandan Makhal, Joydeep Dutta, Samir Kumar Pal
    Pages 267-318
  8. Hybrid Solar Cells: Materials, Interfaces, and Devices

    • Giacomo Mariani, Yue Wang, Richard B. Kaner, Diana L. Huffaker
    Pages 357-387
  9. Implication of Porous TiO2 Nanoparticles in PEDOT:PSS Photovoltaic Devices

    • Yahia Djaoued, Jacques Robichaud, Srinivasan Priya, Balaji Subramanian, E. Gondek, M. Pokladko-Kowar et al.
    Pages 389-447
  10. Light Trapping for Solar Cells

    • Hsin-Hung Cheng, Shih-Wen Chen, Jen-You Chu, Ding-Zheng Lin, Tsung-Dar Cheng, Yi-Ping Chen et al.
    Pages 449-473
  11. Design Guidelines for High Efficiency Plasmonics Silicon Solar Cells

    • Pushpa Raj Pudasaini, Arturo A. Ayon
    Pages 497-514
  12. Plasmon-Enhanced Excitonic Solar Cells

    • Shuai Chang, Lawrence Tien Lin Lee, Tao Chen
    Pages 515-544
  13. Interfaces in III–V High Efficiency Solar Cells

    • Alexander S. Gudovskikh, Nikolay A. Kalyuzhnyy, Sergey A. Mintairov, Vladimir M. Lantratov
    Pages 545-570
  14. Broadband and Omnidirectional Anti-reflection Coating for III/V Multi-junction Solar Cells

    • Silke L. Diedenhofen, Gabriele Vecchi, Gerard Bauhuis, Jaime Gómez Rivas
    Pages 571-595

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

Keywords

  • 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

  • Engineering Research Center for Semiconductor Integrated Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China

    Xiaodong Wang, Zhiming M. Wang

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-01988-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)