Thin Film Solar Cells

Thin Film Solar Cells

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Thin-film solar cells are either emerging or about to emerge from the research laboratory to become commercially available devices finding practical various applications. Currently no textbook outlining the basic theoretical background, methods of fabrication and applications currently exist. Thus, this book aims to present for the first time an in-depth overview of this topic covering a broad range of thin-film solar cell technologies including both organic and inorganic materials, presented in a systematic fashion, by the scientific leaders in the respective domains. It covers a broad range of related topics, from physical principles to design, fabrication, characterization, and applications of novel photovoltaic devices.Made from cheaper materials, organic solar cells promise to open up new markets for solar en- ergy, potentially ... semiconductors like Si, Ge, GaAs, etc., photoexcitation of an organic material does not immediately create free charge carriers.

Title:Thin Film Solar Cells
Author:Jef Poortmans, Vladimir Arkhipov
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2006-10-02


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