Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Solar Cells

New Aspects and Solutions

Edited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

The fourth book of the four-volume edition of 'Solar cells' consists chapters that are general in nature and not related specifically to the so-called photovoltaic generations, novel scientific ideas and technical solutions, which has not properly approved. General issues of the efficiency of solar cell and through hydrogen production in photoelectrochemical solar cell are discussed. Considerable attention is paid to the quantum-size effects in solar cells both in general and on specific examples of super-lattices, quantum dots, etc. New materials, such as cuprous oxide as an active material for solar cells, AlSb for use as an absorber layer in p-i-n junction solar cells, InGaAsN as a promising material for multi-junction tandem solar cells, InP in solar cells with MIS structures are discussed. Several chapters are devoted to the analysis of both status and perspective of organic photovoltaics such as polymer/fullerene solar cells, poly(p-phenylene-vinylene) derivatives, photovoltaic textiles, photovoltaic fibers, etc.

Read more >Order hardcopy
Solar CellsNew Aspects and SolutionsEdited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Published: November 2nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1759

ISBN: 978-953-307-761-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6070-0

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

96394 Total Chapter Downloads

29 Crossref Citations

68 Web of Science Citations

73 Dimensions Citations


Open access peer-reviewed

1. Effects of Optical Interference and Annealing on the Performance of Polymer/Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

By Chunfu Zhang, Hailong You, Yue Hao, Zhenhua Lin and Chunxiang Zhu


Open access peer-reviewed

2. A New Guide to Thermally Optimized Doped Oxides Monolayer Spray-Grown Solar Cells: The Amlouk-Boubaker Optothermal Expansivity ψAB

By M. Benhaliliba, C.E. Benouis, K. Boubaker, M. Amlouk and A. Amlouk


Open access peer-reviewed

3. Flexible Photovoltaic Textiles for Smart Applications

By Mukesh Kumar Singh


Open access peer-reviewed

4. Dilute Nitride GaAsN and InGaAsN Layers Grown by Low-Temperature Liquid-Phase Epitaxy

By Malina Milanova and Petko Vitanov


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells: State of the Art, Challenges and Perspectives

By Yunfei Zhou, Michael Eck and Michael Krüger


Open access peer-reviewed

6. Relation Between Nanomorphology and Performance of Polymer-Based Solar Cells

By Almantas Pivrikas


Open access peer-reviewed

7. One-Step Physical Synthesis of Composite Thin Film

By Seishi Abe


Open access peer-reviewed

8. Cuprous Oxide as an Active Material for Solar Cells

By Sanja Bugarinović, Mirjana Rajčić-Vujasinović, Zoran Stević and Vesna Grekulović


Open access peer-reviewed

9. Bioelectrochemical Fixation of Carbon Dioxide with Electric Energy Generated by Solar Cell

By Doo Hyun Park, Bo Young Jeon and Il Lae Jung


Open access peer-reviewed

10. Semiconductor Superlattice-Based Intermediate-Band Solar Cells

By Michal Mruczkiewicz, Jarosław W. Kłos and Maciej Krawczyk


Open access peer-reviewed

11. Solar to Chemical Conversion Using Metal Nanoparticle Modified Low-Cost Silicon Photoelectrode

By Shinji Yae


Open access peer-reviewed

12. Progress in Organic Photovoltaic Fibers Research

By Ayse Bedeloglu


Open access peer-reviewed

13. Ultrafast Electron and Hole Dynamics in CdSe Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells

By Qing Shen and Taro Toyoda


Open access peer-reviewed

14. Transparent Conducting Polymer/Nitride Semiconductor Heterojunction Solar Cells

By Nobuyuki Matsuki, Yoshitaka Nakano, Yoshihiro Irokawa, Mickael Lozac’h and Masatomo Sumiya


Open access peer-reviewed

15. High Efficiency Solar Cells via Tuned Superlattice Structures: Beyond 42.2%

By AC Varonides


Open access peer-reviewed

16. AlSb Compound Semiconductor as Absorber Layer in Thin Film Solar Cells

By Rabin Dhakal, Yung Huh, David Galipeau and Xingzhong Yan


Open access peer-reviewed

17. Photons as Working Body of Solar Engines

By V.I. Laptev and H. Khlyap


Open access peer-reviewed

18. Hybrid Solar Cells Based on Silicon

By Hossein Movla, Foozieh Sohrabi, Arash Nikniazi, Mohammad Soltanpour and Khadije Khalili


Open access peer-reviewed

19. Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Based on Poly(p-Phenylene-Vinylene) Derivatives

By Cigdem Yumusak and Daniel A. M. Egbe


Open access peer-reviewed

20. Towards High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells: Polymers and Devices Development

By Enwei Zhu, Linyi Bian, Jiefeng Hai, Weihua Tang and Fujun Zhang


Open access peer-reviewed

21. Conjugated Polymers for Organic Solar Cells

By Qun Ye and Chunyan Chi


Open access peer-reviewed

22. Optical Absorption and Photocurrent Spectra of CdSe Quantum Dots Adsorbed on Nanocrystalline TiO2 Electrode Together with Photovoltaic Properties

By Taro Toyoda and Qing Shen


Open access peer-reviewed

23. Investigation of Lattice Defects in GaAsN Grown by Chemical Beam Epitaxy Using Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy

By Boussairi Bouzazi, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Nobuaki Kijima, Yoshio Ohshita and Masafumi Yamaguchi


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£159

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax Rate based on their country of residence. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase