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.

Key Features

The series publishes timely, highly relevant volumes intended for long-term impact and reflecting the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field.

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Series Editors

Contributors

Chapter One Foreword

Chapter Two Introduction

Chapter Three On The History of Terrestrial PV Development

1 Introduction

2 Phase 1 (1975–1984): Germany Plays Its Role

3 Phase 2 (1985–1994): Consolidation and Take-Off

4 Phase 3 (1995–2008): Enter Japan and a Big Chase

5 Phase 4 (2009–2012): Enter China, PV Breaks Through

6 The Solar Cell is Not Everything

7 Summary

Chapter Four Overview of Photovoltaic Production, Markets, and Perspectives

1 Introduction and Chapter Methodology

2 Overview of Supply and Demand in Relationship to the PV Industry

3 Shipments by Region, Technology, and Capacity (1997–2011)

4 Global Markets for PV Technologies

Chapter Five PV Learning Curves and Cost Dynamics

1 Introduction

2 Experience Curves and Learning in PV Technology

3 A Look at the Drivers Behind the Learning Curve

4 Historical Assessment of Important Developments in PV

5 Development of a Cost Model for Emerging Types of PV

6 Informing Policy and Investment Decisions Related to the Future of PV

Chapter Six Photovoltaic Material Resources

1 Introduction

2 Photovoltaic Market Projections

3 Material Availability and Cost

4 Maximum Yield from Cu Anode Slimes

5 Material Requirements and Allowable Costs

6 Discussion

7 Summary and Conclusions

Chapter Seven Crystalline Silicon Feedstock Preparation and Analysis

1 Introduction

2 Production Pathways of Solar Silicon Feedstock

3 Purification of MG-Si

4 Successful HVM Technologies

5 Accommodation to PV Requirements

6 Analytical Methods of Polysilicon and Their Standardization

Index

Contents of Volumes in this Series

Details

No. of pages:
298
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123884190
Electronic ISBN:
9780123884206