Chalcogenide photovoltaics : physics, technologies, and thin film devices / by Roland Scheer, Hans-Werner Schock.
By: Scheer, Roland.
Contributor(s): Schock, H. W. (Hans-Werner) | Wiley InterScience (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Weinheim : Chichester : Wiley-VCH ; John Wiley [distributor], 2011Description: 1 online resource (xv, 368 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783527633708; 3527633707; 9783527633715; 3527633715; 1283302462; 9781283302463.Subject(s): Photovoltaic cells -- Materials | Chalcogenides | Compound semiconductors | Thin films | Heterojunctions | Chalcogenides | Compound semiconductors | Photovoltaic cells -- Materials | Thin films | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Electronics -- Semiconductors | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Electronics -- Solid State | Chalcogenides | Compound semiconductors | Heterojunctions | Photovoltaic cells -- Materials | Thin filmsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chalcogenide photovoltaics.DDC classification: 621.38152 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Front Matter -- Introduction -- Thin Film Heterostructures -- Design Rules for Heterostructure Solar Cells and Modules -- Thin Film Material Properties -- Thin Film Technology -- Photovoltaic Properties of Standard Devices -- Appendix A: Frequently Observed Anomalies -- Appendix B: Tables.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This first comprehensive description of the most important material properties and device aspects closes the gap between general books on solar cells and journal articles on chalcogenide-based photovoltaics. Written by two very renowned authors with years of practical experience in the field, the book covers II-VI and I-III-VI2 materials as well as energy conversion at heterojunctions. It also discusses the latest semiconductor heterojunction models and presents modern analysis concepts. Thin film technology is explained with an emphasis on current and future techniques for mass production, and the book closes with a compendium of failure analysis in photovoltaic thin film modules. With its overview of the semiconductor physics and technology needed, this practical book is ideal for students, researchers, and manufacturers, as well as for the growing number of engineers and researchers working in companies and institutes on chalcogenide photovoltaics.