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Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation

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While measuring the effectiveness of solar cell materials may not always be practical once a device has been created, solar cell modeling may allow researchers to obtain prospective analyses of the internal processes of potential materials prior to their manufacture. Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation discusses the development and use of modern solar cells made from composite materials. This volume is targeted toward experts from universities and research organizations, as well as young professionals interested in pursuing different subjects regarding advanced solar cells.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Section 1: Basic Topics
    1. Chapter 1: New Trends in Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CURRENT STATUS OF VARIOUS SOLAR CELLS
      4. NEW TRENDS IN SOLAR CELLS
      5. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 2: Physical Limitations of Photovoltaic Conversion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THERMODYNAMIC LIMITATIONS
      3. CORRECTIONS INTRODUCED BY THE ATMOSPHERE
      4. DETAILED ENERGY BALANCE
      5. ADDITIONAL FACTORS LIMITING THE CONVERSION EFFICIENCY
      6. WAYS TO IMPROVE THE CONVERSION EFFICIENCY
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  9. Section 2: Quantum Well Solar Cells
    1. Chapter 3: Quantum Well Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PHYSICAL PROCESSES IN QUANTUM WELL SOLAR CELLS
      4. MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR QUANTUM WELL SOLAR CELLS
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 4: Quantum Confinement Modeling and Simulation for Quantum Well Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUANTUM CONFINEMENT EFFECTS
      4. INTERNAL QUANTUM EFFICIENCY MODELING
      5. SIMULATION RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 5: Analytical Models of Bulk and Quantum Well Solar Cells and Relevance of the Radiative Limit
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ANALYTICAL MODEL
      4. RADIATIVE LIMITS OF BULK VS. QWSC
      5. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Hybrid and Polymer Solar Cells
    1. Chapter 6: Hybrid Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLASSIFICATION OF HYBRID SOLAR CELLS
      4. DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL
      5. TECHNOLOGIES FOR HYBRID SOLAR CELLS FABRICATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Polymer Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BASIC CONCEPTS IN POLYMER SOLAR CELLS
      4. TECHNOLOGIES FOR HYBRID SOLAR CELLS FABRICATION
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Organic Solar Cells Modeling and Simulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF ORGANIC CELLS BASED ON POLYMERS
      3. MODELLING AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
      4. NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HIGH-ORDER TIO NANOTUBE DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
      5. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: High Efficiency Solar Cells
    1. Chapter 9: Super High Efficiency Multi-Junction Solar Cells and Concentrator Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KEY ISSUES FOR REALIZING HIGH-EFFICIENCY MJ SOLAR CELLS
      4. HIGH-EFFICIENCY INGAP/GAAS/GE 3-JUNCTION SOLAR CELLS AND THEIR SPACE APPLICATIONS
      5. LOW COST POTENTIAL OF CONCENTRATOR MJ SOLAR CELL MODULES AND HIGH EFFICIENCY CONCENTRATOR INGAP/GAAS/GE 3-JUNCTION SOLAR CELL MODULES AND TERRESTRIAL APPLICATIONS
      6. MOST RECENT RESULTS OF MJ CELLS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTION
    2. Chapter 10: Quantum Dot Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEVICE PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGIES OF QUANTUM DOT SOLAR CELLS
      4. GROWTH TECHNOLOGY OF SELF-ORGANIZED QD SUPERLATTICE SOLAR CELLS
      5. EFFECT OF SPACER LAYER THICKNESS
      6. EFFECT OF DOPING
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 11: Intermediate Band Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF THE IBSC
      5. 4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Phononic Engineering for Hot Carrier Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. THE HOT CARRIER SOLAR CELL CONCEPT
      3. 2. PHONONS ENGINEERING FOR HOT CARRIER SOLAR CELLS
  12. Section 5: Luminescent Solar Concentrators: Prospects and Strategies for Advanced Solar Cells
    1. Chapter 13: The Luminescent Solar Concentrator
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PRINCIPLES OF THE LSC
      4. 3. REVIEW OF LUMINESCENT MATERIALS
      5. 4. ADDITIONAL STRUCTURES
      6. 5. RECORD EFFICIENCIES
      7. 6. RAYTRACE MODEL
      8. 7. ANGULAR RESPONSE OF THE LSC
      9. 8. MIRRORS ON EDGES
      10. 9. BACK SURFACE REFLECTORS
      11. 10. TAPERED GEOMETRY
      12. 11. RAYTRACE STUDY OF SELF-ABSORPTION
      13. 12. CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK
    2. Chapter 14: Prospects and Strategy of Development for Advanced Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. IMPORTANCE OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS
      3. 2. FURTHER COST REDUCTION OF SOLAR CELLS, MODULES, AND SYSTEMS
      4. 3. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER EFFICIENCY SOLAR CELLS
      5. 4. SUMMARY
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors