Solar Cell Device Physics, 2nd Edition
Hardcover 381 pp ISBN 9780123747747
- Classic text now updated with new advances in nanomaterials and thin films that
point the way to cheaper, more efficient solar energy production
- Many of the detailed equations from the first edition have been shifted to appendices
in order to improve readability
- Important theoretical points are now accompanied by concrete demonstrations via included
simulations created with the well-known AMPS computer code
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 this book 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 AMPS
computer code developed by the author.
Of interest to engineering professionals, researchers and students developing & implementing solar
technologies in government and private labs, leading universities, major corporations and small start-ups.
Includes Civil, Environmental, Energy and Materials Engineers.
- Properties Basic to Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
- Solar Cell Materials and Structures
- Homojunction Solar Cells
- Semiconductor-Semiconductor Heterojunction Cells
- Surface-Barrier Solar Cells
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