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Solar Cells

New Approaches and Reviews

Edited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

This book contains chapters in which the problems of modern photovoltaics are considered. The majority of the chapters provide an overview of the results of research and development of different types of solar cells. Such chapters are completed by a justification for a new solar cell structure and technology. Of course, highly effective solar energy conversion is impossible without an in-depth examination of the solar cell components as physical materials. The relations between structural, thermodynamic, and optical properties of the physical material without addressing the band theory of solids are of both theoretical and practical interest. Requirements formulated for the material are also to be used for maximally efficient conversion of solar radiation into useful work.

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Solar CellsNew Approaches and ReviewsEdited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Published: October 22nd 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58490

ISBN: 978-953-51-2184-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6393-0

Copyright year: 2015

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37227 Total Chapter Downloads

57 Crossref Citations

129 Web of Science Citations

102 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Theoretical Description of Thin-Film Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cell Performance

By Leonid A. Kosyachenko


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2. Theoretical Calculation of the Efficiency Limit for Solar Cells

By Abderrahmane Belghachi


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3. Crystal Structures of CH3NH3PbI3 and Related Perovskite Compounds Used for Solar Cells

By Takeo Oku


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4. New Approaches to Practical High-Effective Solar Energy Conversion

By Viktor I. Laptev and Halyna Khlyap


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5. Towards 50% Efficiency in Solar Cells

By Luis M. Hernández, Armando Contreras-Solorio, Agustín Enciso, Carlos I. Cabrera, Maykel Courel, James P. Connolly and Julio C. Rimada


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6. Solar Cell Efficiency Increase at High Solar Concentration, by Thermionic Escape via Tuned Lattice-Matched Superlattices

By A.C. Varonides


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7. Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy: A Powerful Experimental Technique for Understanding the Physics and Engineering of Photo-Carrier Generation, Escape, Loss and Collection Processes in Photovoltaic Materials

By Aurangzeb Khan and Yamaguchi Masafumi


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8. Inorganic–Organic Perovskite Solar Cells

By Sohrab Ahmadi Kandjani, Soghra Mirershadi and Arash Nikniaz


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9. The Physics of High-Efficiency Thin-Film III-V Solar Cells

By Roger E. Welser, Ashok K. Sood, Ramesh B. Laghumavarapu, Diana L. Huffaker, David M. Wilt, Nibir K. Dhar and Kimberly A. Sablon


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10. Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells with Nickel/Copper Contacts

By Atteq ur Rehman and Soo Hong Lee


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11. Quantum Dots Solar Cells

By Khalil Ebrahim Jasim


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12. Solar Cells with InGaN/GaN and InP/InGaAsP and InGaP/GaAs Multiple Quantum Wells

By Shaoguang Dong, Kanghua Chen, Guojie Chen and Xin Chen


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13. Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells — Opportunities and Challenges

By Qun Ye and Jian Wei Xu


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