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Solar Cells

Ahmed Mourtada Elseman

Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute


Photons Semiconducting Materials Photocurrent Density Dye-Sensitized Cells Perovskite Cells Perovskite/Si Tandem CIGS CdTe Single Crystal Thin-Film Crystal Single Crystal Multicrystalline

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The future societal needs deeply rely on access to cheap and abundant sources of energy. The high percentage of the world’s energy requirement is being provided by non-renewable resources like oil, coal, and natural gas, which assists global warming and has baleful effects on our environment. Nowadays, there is an urgent and drastically increasing need for environmentally friendly and renewable energy technologies from CO2-neutral sources. This can be successfully addressed by the photoelectric conversion of clean and plentiful solar energy. The possibility to generate electricity in situ by small (even individual) production plants, the limited environmental impact with zero carbon dioxide generation and the easy building integration, make solar energy the best solution for electricity production in rural and isolated areas. This book will guide and discuss the best research-cell efficiencies.

The main objective of writing this book is to introduce a current state-of-the-art of the highest confirmed conversion efficiencies for research cells for a range of photovoltaic technologies. This book will subject and highlight the recent development which related to Multi-junction Cells, Single-Junction GaAs, Thin-Film Technologies, Emerging photovoltaics.

The book will be of interest for wide readership and hopefully it will guide the researchers, engineering and postgraduates students to stand-up for photovoltaic device technology.

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Date completed: May 25th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 1st 2021

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Ahmed Mourtada Elseman

Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute

Ahmed Mourtada Elseman obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry from the Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He earned his Ph.D. in perovskite solar cells in February 2017. He obtained two diplomas, first one from Inner Mongolia Institute of Science and Technology, Hohhot, China 2015, and the second one from the Institute of New Energy, Wuhan, China, 2017. He currently works as Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronic and Magnetic Materials, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Egypt. He was awarded the Talent Young Scientific (TYSP) Postdoctoral Research Fellow position funded by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and organized by North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China, 2017-2018. After that, he received a lecturer position in the School of Materials and Energy, Southwest University, Chongqing. China (2018 – 2020). During his work at Southwest University, he received a project funded by Central Universities for efficient perovskite solar cells (ID: XDJK2019C005). He was also awarded the CMRDI prize for excellence scientific publication (2018). His current research focuses on understanding the mechanisms, fundamental properties, and developing scalable protocols for high-efficiency perovskite solar cells. He is a reviewer and a member of the editorial board for certain international journals.

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