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Semiconductors for Solar Cells : Optoelectronics Library S. - Hans Joachim Moller

Semiconductors for Solar Cells

Optoelectronics Library S.

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Published: 31st March 1993
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This reference is designed for scientists and engineers in the field, and also suitable for students of semiconductor physics, materials science and solar technology. It provides an understanding of the fundamental problems underlying the relationship between physics, materials science and technology aspects of solar cell development. It bridges the gap between materials science and device design for solar cells.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Historical Backgroundp. 1
Technical Concepts for Solar Energy Conversionp. 3
Physical Principles of Photovoltaic Energy Conversionp. 9
Solar Spectrump. 9
Absorption of Light in Semiconductorsp. 12
Semiconductors Under Illuminationp. 19
Photoconductivityp. 19
The pn Junctionp. 21
Fundamental Solar Cell Parametersp. 31
Efficiency of an Ideal pn-Junction Cellp. 33
Design of a Solar Cellp. 37
Efficiency Lossesp. 41
Technology of Solar Cell Devicesp. 51
Single-Junction Devicesp. 51
Heterojunction Devicesp. 58
Schottky Barrier and MIS Solar Cellsp. 61
Thin-Film Solar Cellsp. 65
Multigap Structuresp. 68
Concentrator Cellsp. 71
Fundamental Material Parametersp. 77
Mobility of Charge Carriersp. 78
Recombination of Charge Carriersp. 83
Band-Band Recombinationp. 84
Shockley-Read-Hall Statisticsp. 86
Recombination at Grain Boundariesp. 90
Recombination at Surfaces and Dislocationsp. 99
Electron Beam-Induced Current Techniquep. 102
Structural and Electrical Properties of Lattice Defectsp. 107
Point Defectsp. 107
Intrinsic Point Defects and Diffusionp. 108
Carbon and Oxygenp. 125
Transition Metals in Siliconp. 138
Hydrogen and Passivationp. 146
Radiation-Induced Defectsp. 153
Dislocationsp. 160
Mobilityp. 161
Multiplicationp. 167
Grain Boundariesp. 169
Atomic Structure and Electronic Statesp. 170
Electrical Transport Over Barriersp. 180
Defect Interactionp. 190
Segregationp. 191
Growth Kineticsp. 197
Grain Boundary Contaminationp. 200
Interface Diffusionp. 207
Polycrystalline Semiconductorsp. 211
Electrical Transport in Thin Filmsp. 211
Conductivity in Silicon and Germaniump. 216
Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Siliconp. 225
High-Quality Siliconp. 225
Czochralski and Float-Zone Techniquesp. 226
Material Propertiesp. 229
Polycrystalline Siliconp. 232
Ingot Technologyp. 235
Ribbon Growth Technologiesp. 237
Microstructure and Electronic Propertiesp. 245
Thin-Film Siliconp. 263
Single Crystal and Epitaxial Compound Semiconductorsp. 267
III-V Compoundsp. 269
Single-Crystal Growth Techniquesp. 270
Defects in GaAsp. 274
Epitaxy of GaAs and Related Ternary Compoundsp. 277
Growth Defects in Epitaxial Layersp. 278
Thin-Film Compound Semiconductorsp. 285
II-VI Compoundsp. 286
Thin-Film Preparation and Microstructurep. 287
Electrical Propertiesp. 289
Chalcopyrite Semiconductorsp. 290
Crystal and Film Growth Techniquesp. 293
Electro-Optical Properties and Lattice Defectsp. 296
Interface Properties and Oxidation Behaviorp. 308
Amorphous Thin-Film Semiconductorsp. 313
Structural and Electro-Optical Properties of Amorphous Siliconp. 314
Band Gap Statesp. 314
Doping in a-Si:Hp. 320
Recombination and Electrical Transportp. 324
Optical Absorptionp. 327
Amorphous Silicon Alloysp. 330
Stability and Light-Induced Degradationp. 331
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780890065747
ISBN-10: 0890065748
Series: Optoelectronics Library S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 31st March 1993
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.69