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Semiconductors

  • N. A. Gokcen

Abstract

The discovery of semiconductors and their practical applications have played the greatest scientific and industrial role in this century. It is therefore fitting to devote this chapter to the physical and thermodynamic properties of semiconductors, and the simplest devices manufactured from them, with a limited emphasis on solar cells.

Keywords

Solar Cell Conduction Band Valence Band Fermi Level Minority Carrier 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Gokcen
    • 1
  1. 1.Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the InteriorAlbany Research CenterAlbanyUSA

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