Description

Semiconductors and Semimetals has distinguished itself through the careful selection of well-known authors, editors, and contributors. Originally widely known as the "Willardson and Beer" Series, it has succeeded in publishing numerous landmark volumes and chapters. The series publishes timely, highly relevant volumes intended for long-term impact and reflecting the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field. The volumes in Semiconductors and Semimetals have been and will continue to be of great interest to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers in academia, scientific laboratories and modern industry. This volume is the second of a set of seven on the topic of photovoltaics.

Key Features

  • Written and edited by internationally renowned experts
  • Relevant to a wide readership: physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers in academia, scientific laboratories and modern industry

Readership

Physicists, solid state scientists, device engineers, semiconductor researchers, materials scientists and industrial practitioners

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. The Physics of Industrial Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Abstract

1 Introduction and Chapter Methodology

2 Basic Theory of Solar Cells

3 Theory Versus Experiment

4 Origins of Nonideal Characteristics

5 Summary and Outlook

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Two. Metallurgical Grade and Metallurgically Refined Silicon for Photovoltaics

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Metallurgical Grade Silicon

3 Solar Silicon from Metallurgical Purification Route

4 The Final Material

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. Crystalline Silicon PV Module Technology

Abstract

1 c-Si PV Module Technology

References

Chapter Four. Glass and Other Encapsulation Materials

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Technology of Solar Glass Production

3 Advances in Solar Glass Production

4 Future Trends

5 Encapsulation Films and Materials

6 Backsheet Films

7 Polymeric Front Sheets

8 Adhesives in Solar Modules

9 Outlook and Summary

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Five. Quantitative Luminescence Characterization of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Measuring the Luminescence Photon Emission

3 Modeling the Spectral Luminescence Photon Emission

4 Luminescence Signal Under Short- and Long-Wavelength Approximation

5 Theory of Series Resistance Imaging

6 Application of Series Resistance Imaging

7 Series Resistance Imaging and Global Values

8 Conclusion

Acknowledgment

References

Index

Contents of Volumes in this Series

Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123813435
Electronic ISBN:
9780123847027