Advanced Micro- and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128145012

Advanced Micro- and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: David Ginley Thomas Fix
Paperback ISBN: 9780128145012
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th May 2019
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

Part I Novel micro– and nano– materials and concepts for photovoltaic absorbers
1. New forms of nano–engineered silicon
2. Atmospheric Pressure Spatial Atomic Layer Deposited metal oxides for thin film solar cells
3. Oxide and ferroelectric thin film solar cells
4. Quantum dot thin film solar cells
5. Multiple exciton generation for thin film photovoltaics
6. Hot carrier thin film solar cells
7. Hybrid perovskite thin film solar cells

Part II Novel micro– and nano– solar cells architectures and concepts
8. Novel silicon solar cells with dopant free asymmetric heterocontact films
9. Alternative Si solar cell thin film structures
11. Thin film photon converters for photovoltaics
12. Multifunctional optical coatings and Light Management for photovoltaics
13. New micro– and nano– engineered materials for contacts: nanowires and beyond
14. New directions for thin film organic solar cells: stability and performance,
15. Novel hybrid thin film solar cells

Part III Micro– and nano–materials and concepts for modules
16. Micro– and nano– materials for modules
17. New Module concepts for PV based on micro– and nano– materials


Advanced Micro- and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics shows how novel materials and technologies are being used in photovoltaics at the micro– and nano–scale to improve performance, while also reducing costs. In particular, photon converters, oxide solar cells, DASH silicon solar cells, new forms of silicon (e.g. silicon clathrate, thin films), hot carrier solar cells, and low-cost deposition techniques are discussed in detail. The book is intended to act as a reference for researchers, both in academia and industry, who are working in novel photovoltaic technologies, for researchers looking for innovative projects, and for anyone in the fields of materials science, physics and engineering.

Key Features

  • Showcases a range of cutting-edge photovoltaic materials and devices, exploring their special properties and how they are best used
  • Assesses the challenges of fabricating solar cell devices using nanotechnology
  • Explores how producing cheaper modules, increasing reliability and increasing efficiency have led to new applications for photovoltaic devices


Academics and R&D industry researchers in the fields of materials science and solar cell design


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About the Series Volume Editors

David Ginley Series Volume Editor

David Ginley is Research Fellow and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and a Research Professor at the Colorado School of Mines, USA. His research interests are in the areas of nanotechnology and nanomaterials, transition metal oxides, and organic electronics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Research Professor, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Thomas Fix Series Volume Editor

Thomas Fix is a Permanent Researcher at CNRS, France, where he has worked since 2012. His research focuses in the areas of, nanopatterning and characterisation of oxide thin films for applications in electronic transport, magnetism, and optoelectronics, and advanced concepts for photovoltaics

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, CNRS, France