Thin-Film Solar Cells

Next Generation Photovoltaics and Its Applications

  • Yoshihiro Hamakawa

Part of the Springer Series in Photonics book series (PHOTONICS, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Michio Kondo, Akihisa Matsuda
    Pages 69-89
  3. Keishi Saito, Tomonori Nishimoto, Ryo Hayashi, Kimitoshi Fukae, Kyosuke Ogawa
    Pages 121-138
  4. Michio Kondo, Akihisa Matsuda
    Pages 139-149
  5. Yoshihisa Tawada, H. Yamagishi, K. Yamamoto
    Pages 150-162
  6. Makoto Konagai, Katsumi Kushiya
    Pages 183-210
  7. Hirosato Yagi, Makoto Tanaka, Shoichi Nakano
    Pages 211-230
  8. Nobuaki Mori, Toshihisa Masuda
    Pages 231-240
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 241-244

About this book


This is the first comprehensive book on thin-film solar cells, potentially a key technology for solving the energy production problem in the 21st century in an environmentally friendly way. It covers a wide range of scientific and technological aspects of thin film semiconductors - deposition technologies, growth mechanisms and the basic properties of amorphous and nano-crystalline silicon - as well as the optimum design theory and device physics of high-efficiency solar cells, especially of single-junction and multi-junction solar cells. The development of large-area solar cell modules using single and multi-junction solar cells is also considered. Examples of recent photovoltaic systems are presented and analysed.


Semiconductor Solar Energy Technologie Thin Films design development environment optical properties photovoltaics physics production semiconductors solar cell technology thin film

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshihiro Hamakawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Photonics, Faculty of Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan UniversityKusatsu ShigaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07879-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10549-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1437-0379
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