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Editors: Viorel Badescu (Candida Oancea Institute, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania) Marius Paulescu ( West Univesity of Timisoara, Romania)
Book Description:
The world of nanotechnology has opened a vast array of novel frontiers in materials science, by the exploitation of the properties and phenomena at the nanometer scale. After transistors, also other devices will enter the nanoscale era. Technologies based on semiconducting and/or organic materials have moved from a few empirical examples to a booming science-based activity. Physics at nanoscale becomes the science used for new device improvements. Solar cells are no exception to that. This book on nanophysics of photovoltaic cells thus comes at the right moment. Such a book will support research efforts in numerous laboratories where the solar cells of tomorrow are designed. The reader will be happy to find chapters on various topics, such as thermodynamics, photonics and electronics of dye-sensitized, electrochemical, nanostructured, polymer and organic materials. Light concentration, photoluminescence, intermediate-band absorption, photon conversion, and quantum confinement are discussed. The present book will surely be of great value for all scientists and engineers involved in the development of future solar cells.



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Table of Contents:
Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Photonic Concepts for Solar Cells; pp. 1-41
(M. Peters, A. Bielawny, B. Bläsi, R. Carius, S.W. Glunz, J.C. Goldschmidt, H. Hauser, M. Hermle, T. Kirchartz, P. Löper, J. Üpping, R. Wehrspohn and G. Willeke,Albrecht Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg, Germany and others)

Chapter 2. Counting Sunrays: From Optics to the Thermodynamics Of Light; pp. 43-68
(T. Markvart, University of South Hampton, UK)

Chapter 3. Organic-Silicon Hybrid Photovoltaic Devices; pp. 69-91
(A. Shalav, T.J. Savenije and R.E.I. Schropp, The Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra and others)

Chapter 4. Photovoltaic Effects in Quantum Confined Systems: Microscopic Theory and Numerical Simulation; pp. 93-132
(U. Aeberhard and R. Morf,Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland)

Chapter 5. Quantum Resonance Effects and Solar Cell Efficiency; pp. 131-141
(N. Markovska, J. Pop-Jordanov and E. Solov'ev, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts,Skopji)

Chapter 6. Intermediate Band Solar Cells and the Variation of Efficiency Due to the Overlap between Absorption Coefficients; pp. 143-164
(T. S. Navruz and M. Saritas, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey)

Chapter 7. Algorithms for electronic states in artificial semiconductors of use in quantum solar cells engineering; pp. 165-190
(E. Tulcan-Paulescu and M. Paulescu, University of Timisoara, Romania)

Chapter 8. Up and Down-Conversion for Photovoltaics; pp. 191-217
(Gavin Conibeer ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, The University of New South Wales, Sydney,Australia)

Chapter 9. Advanced solar cells with down-conversion of high-energy photons, antireflection coatings and light trapping; pp. 219-248
(A. Szymanska and V. Badescu, Technical University of Lodz, Poland and others)

Chapter 10.Recent Developments in High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cell Technology; pp. 249-267
(H. L. Cotal, D. C. Law, N. H. Karam, S. M. Bedair, Spectrolab, Inc. Sylmar, CA. USA and others)

Chapter 11. Luminescent Solar Concentrator; pp. 269-295
(W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation, The Netherlands)

Chapter 12. Dye – Sensitized Solar Cells; pp. 297-323
(E. Klugmann - Radziemska, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)

Chapter 13. A Comparison of the Nernst-Planck and Maxwell-Stefan Approaches to Modelling Multicomponent Charge Transport in Electrolyte Solutions; pp. 325-351
(T. Farrell and S. Psaltis, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)

Chapter 14. Numerical Modeling of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells; pp. 353-360
(K.-A. Th. Thoma and D. P. Korfiatis, University of Patras, Rio, Patras, Hellas)

Chapter 15. Advances in Nano-Structured Organic Solar Cells; pp. 361-460
(G. D. Sharma, Dept. of Physics JNV University, Jodhpur (Raj), India)

Chapter 16. Conjugated polymer charge-transfer complexes: a new route to low-bandgap photostable materials; pp. 461-502
(A. A. Bakulin, M. S. Pshenichnikov, P. H.M. van Loosdrecht, I. V. Golovnin and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and others)

Index

   Series:
      Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10 526pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-110-4
   Status: AV
  
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