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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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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