Solar Cell Device Physics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123747747, 9780080912271

Solar Cell Device Physics

2nd Edition

Authors: Stephen Fonash
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123747747
eBook ISBN: 9780080912271
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th April 2010
Page Count: 381
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Description

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
CHAPTER 2 Properties Basic to Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
CHAPTER 3 Solar Cell Materials and Structures
CHAPTER 4 Homojunction Solar Cells CHAPTER 5 Semiconductor-Semiconductor Heterojunction Cells CHAPTER 6 Surface-Barrier Solar Cells Index Appendices

Key Features

*Classic text now updated with new advances in nanomaterials and thin films that point the way to cheaper, more efficient solar energy production

*Many of the detailed equations from the first edition have been shifted to appendices in order to improve readability

*Important theoretical points are now accompanied by concrete demonstrations via included simulations created with the well-known AMPS computer code

Readership

Engineering professionals, researchers and students developing & implementing solar technologies in government and private labs, leading universities, major corporations and small start-ups. Includes Civil, Environmental, Energy and Materials Engineers.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
CHAPTER 2 Properties Basic to Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
CHAPTER 3 Solar Cell Materials and Structures
CHAPTER 4 Homojunction Solar Cells CHAPTER 5 Semiconductor-Semiconductor Heterojunction Cells CHAPTER 6 Surface-Barrier Solar Cells Index Appendices

Details

No. of pages:
381
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080912271
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123747747
Paperback ISBN:
9781493301133

About the Author

Stephen Fonash

Affiliations and Expertise

Kunkle Chair Professor of Engineering Sciences and Director of the Center for Nanotechnology Education & Utilization, The Pennsylvania State University

Reviews

“I’m a big fan of this book. It’s one of the best PV textbooks out there, and in particular it provides unparalleled discussion of the device physics of solar cells.” - Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole, Research School of Engineering, Australian National University