Solar Cell Device Physics, Second Edition

Solar Cell Device Physics, Second Edition

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There has been an enormous infusion of new ideas in the field of solar cells over the last 15 years; discourse on energy transfer has gotten much richer, and nanostructures and nanomaterials have revolutionized the possibilities for new technological developments. However, solar energy cannot become ubiquitous in the world's power markets unless it can become economically competitive with legacy generation methods such as fossil fuels. The new edition of Dr. Stephen Fonash's definitive text points the way toward greater efficiency and cheaper production by adding coverage of cutting-edge topics in plasmonics, multi-exiton generation processes, nanostructures and nanomaterials such as quantum dots. The book's new structure improves readability by shifting many detailed equations to appendices, and balances the first edition's semiconductor coverage with an emphasis on thin-films. Further, it now demonstrates physical principles with simulations in the well-known AMPS computer code developed by the author.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 381 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 150 illustrations
  • 0123747740
  • 9780123747747
  • 1,528,600

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Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction CHAPTER 2 Properties Basic to Photovoltaic Energy Conversion CHAPTER 3 Solar Cell Materials and Structures CHAPTER 4 Homojunction Solar Cells CHAPTER 5 Semiconductor-Semiconductor Heterojunction Cells CHAPTER 6 Surface-Barrier Solar Cells Index Appendices
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Review Text

"I'm a big fan of this book. It's one of the best PV textbooks out there, and in particular it provides unparalleled discussion of the device physics of solar cells. - Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole, Research School of Engineering, Australian National University "I'm a big fan of this book. It's one of the best PV textbooks out there, and in particular it provides unparalleled discussion of the device physics of solar cells. - Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole, Research School of Engineering, Australian National University
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