Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Chernivtsi National UniversityUkraine

Dr. Leonid A. Kosyachenko is professor of National University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. After receiving his Doctor of Sciences Degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1983, he founded and became a head of Optoelectronics Department – the first department of this kind at Ukrainian universities. About twenty of his pupils have performed work to obtain the degrees of Candidate (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Sciences. His research interests have been in physics and technology of solar cells, semiconductor X-ray and γ-ray detectors, light-emitting and photosensitive devices. He is author (co-author) of several books and numerous scientific articles; presented reports at international scientific conferences and meetings in Germany, Italy, England, Japan, China, Greece, Spain, Belgium, Russia. He was the leader of several collaborative projects with the institutions of Russia, Belorussia and is one of the leaders of the long-term projects of the European Commission. Prof. L.A. Kosyachenko is a member of the Ukrainian Physical Society and the guest editor of journal “Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells”.

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The first book of this four-volume edition is dedicated to one of the most promising areas of photovoltaics, which has already reached a large-scale production of the second-generation thin-film solar modules and has resulted in building the powerful solar plants in several countries around the world. Thin-film technologies using direct-gap semiconductors such as CIGS and CdTe offer the lowest manufacturing costs and are becoming more prevalent in the industry allowing to improve manufacturability of the production at significantly larger scales than for wafer or ribbon Si modules. It is only a matter of time before thin films like CIGS and CdTe will replace wafer-based silicon solar cells as the dominant photovoltaic technology. Photoelectric efficiency of thin-film solar modules is still far from the theoretical limit. The scientific and technological problems of increasing this key parameter of the solar cell are discussed in several chapters of this volume.

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