By Sergio Pizzini
This present day, the silicon feedstock for photovoltaic cells comes from strategies that have been initially built for the microelectronic undefined. It covers nearly ninety% of the photovoltaic marketplace, with mass creation quantity at the very least one order of significance greater than these dedicated to microelectronics.
However, it really is tough to visualize that this type of feedstock (extremely natural yet seriously penalized through its excessive power expense) may possibly stay the single resource of silicon for a photovoltaic marketplace that's in non-stop enlargement, and which has a cumulative progress expense in far more than 30% within the previous few years. even supposing studies recommend that the silicon percentage will slowly lessen within the subsequent two decades, discovering how to manufacture a particular sun grade feedstock in huge amounts, at a within your means whereas holding the standard wanted, nonetheless is still a vital factor. skinny movie and quantum confinement-based silicon cells should be a complementary solution.
Advanced Silicon fabrics for Photovoltaic Applications has been designed to explain the entire possibilities of silicon as a multipurpose fabric and covers:
- Physical, chemical and structural homes of silicon
- Production routes together with the promise of within your budget feedstock for PV applications
- Defect engineering and the function of impurities and defects
- Characterization ideas, and complex analytical thoughts for metal and non-metallic impurities
- Thin movie silicon and skinny movie sun cells
- Innovative quantum results, and 3rd iteration sun cells
With contributions from the world over famous experts, this ebook offers a accomplished research of the state of the art of technique applied sciences and fabric homes, crucial for someone attracted to the appliance and improvement of photovoltaics.
Chapter 1 Silicon technology and expertise because the heritage of the present and destiny wisdom Society (pages 1–20): Sergio Pizzini
Chapter 2 approaches (pages 21–78): Bruno Ceccaroli and Sergio Pizzini
Chapter three function of Impurities in sunlight Silicon (pages 79–125): Gianluca Coletti, Daniel Macdonald and Deren Yang
Chapter four Gettering techniques and the position of prolonged Defects (pages 127–188): Michael Seibt and Vitaly Kveder
Chapter five complicated Characterization ideas (pages 189–214): Anna Cavallini, Daniela Cavalcoli and Laura Polenta
Chapter 6 complicated Analytical strategies for Solar?Grade Feedstock (pages 215–234): Richard S. Hockett
Chapter 7 Thin?Film Deposition methods (pages 235–285): J. ok. Rath
Chapter eight Modeling of Thin?Film Deposition tactics (pages 287–310): Carlo Cavallotti
Chapter nine Thin?Film Silicon sun Cells (pages 311–353): J. okay. Rath
Chapter 10 leading edge Quantum results in Silicon for Photovoltaic functions (pages 355–391): Zhizhong Yuan, Aleksei Anopchenko and Lorenzo Pavesi
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