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Thin Films On Silicon

Author : Vijay Narayanan
ISBN : 9814740470
Genre : Silicon
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A thin film is a layer of material ranging from fractions of a nanometer (monolayer) to several micrometers in thickness. Silicon (Si) is one of the most important semiconductors today because it has a very low occurrence of defects. While it's the building block of most electronic devices, other semiconductors are becoming more important in the industry because of their superior properties. The search for organic semiconductors as well as hybrid materials which combine organic and inorganic materials is underway. Scientists are searching for the materials most capable of absorbing light over a wide range of solar wavelengths and with the lowest manufacturing cost. This book explores the recent advances and remaining challenges in thin-film silicon.

Amorphous And Heterogeneous Silicon Thin Films

Author : Howard M. Branz
ISBN : 1558994645
Genre : Science
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Advanced Silicon Materials For Photovoltaic Applications

Author : Sergio Pizzini
ISBN : 9781118312162
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Today, the silicon feedstock for photovoltaic cells comes from processes which were originally developed for the microelectronic industry. It covers almost 90% of the photovoltaic market, with mass production volume at least one order of magnitude larger than those devoted to microelectronics. However, it is hard to imagine that this kind of feedstock (extremely pure but heavily penalized by its high energy cost) could remain the only source of silicon for a photovoltaic market which is in continuous expansion, and which has a cumulative growth rate in excess of 30% in the last few years. Even though reports suggest that the silicon share will slowly decrease in the next twenty years, finding a way to manufacture a specific solar grade feedstock in large quantities, at a low cost while maintaining the quality needed, still remains a crucial issue. Thin film and quantum confinement-based silicon cells might be a complementary solution. Advanced Silicon Materials for Photovoltaic Applications has been designed to describe the full potentialities of silicon as a multipurpose material and covers: Physical, chemical and structural properties of silicon Production routes including the promise of low cost feedstock for PV applications Defect engineering and the role of impurities and defects Characterization techniques, and advanced analytical techniques for metallic and non-metallic impurities Thin film silicon and thin film solar cells Innovative quantum effects, and 3rd generation solar cells With contributions from internationally recognized authorities, this book gives a comprehensive analysis of the state-of-the-art of process technologies and material properties, essential for anyone interested in the application and development of photovoltaics.

Organic Nanostructured Thin Film Devices And Coatings For Clean Energy

Author : Sam Zhang
ISBN : 9781420093940
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Authored by leading experts from around the world, the three-volume Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings gives scientific researchers and product engineers a resource as dynamic and flexible as the field itself. The first two volumes cover the latest research and application of the mechanical and functional properties of thin films and coatings, while the third volume explores the cutting-edge organic nanostructured devices used to produce clean energy. This third volume, Organic Nanostructured Thin Film Devices and Coatings for Clean Energy, addresses various aspects of the processing and properties of organic thin films, devices, and coatings for clean energy applications. Topics covered include: Thin-film solar cells based on the use of polycrystalline thin-film materials Anodized titania nanotube array and its application in dye-sensitized solar cells Progress and challenges associated with photovoltaic applications of silicon nanocrystalline materials Semiconductive nanocomposite films for clean environment Thin-coating technologies and applications in high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells Nanoscale organic molecular thin films for information memory applications A complete resource, this handbook provides the detailed explanations that newcomers need, as well as the latest cutting-edge research and data for experts. Covering a wide range of mechanical and functional technologies, including those used in clean energy, these books also feature figures, tables, and images that will aid research and help professionals acquire and maintain a solid grasp of this burgeoning field. The Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings is composed of this volume and two others: Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings, Functional Properties Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings, Mechanical Properties

Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells

Author : Roberto Murri
ISBN : 9781608054565
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells explains concepts related to technologies for silicon (Si) based photovoltaic applications. Topics in this book focus on ‘new concept’ solar cells. These kinds of cells can make photovoltaic power production an economically viable option in comparison to the bulk crystalline semiconductor technology industry. A transition from bulk crystalline Si solar cells toward thin-film technologies reduces usage of active material and introduces new concepts based on nanotechnologies. Despite its importance, the scientific development and understanding of new solar cells is not very advanced, and educational resources for specialized engineers and scientists are required. This textbook presents the fundamental scientific aspects of Si thin films growth technology, together with a clear understanding of the properties of the material and how this is employed in new generation photovoltaic solar cells. The textbook is a valuable resource for graduate students working on their theses, young researchers and all people approaching problems and fundamental aspects of advanced photovoltaic conversion.

Amorphous And Heterogeneous Silicon Thin Films 2000

Author : Robert W. Collins
ISBN : UOM:39015053754142
Genre : Science
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This book provides an international forum to exchange research results on topics ranging from silicon thin-film physics and chemistry, to novel device design and engineering. It covers all aspects of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) science and technology, and is the fourth consecutive volume in the series to cover heterogeneous silicon film materials, including the nanocrystalline, microcrystalline, and polycrystalline films. A special 'Millennium Session' celebrating the most important achievements of the last three decades in the field of amorphous and microcrystalline silicon thins films, is featured. Topics include: amorphous film growth and properties; nanocrystalline/microcrystalline film growth and properties; ordering, ordering transitions and photocrystalline films: polycrystalline films, epitaxial growth and properties; catalytic/hot-wire CVD - amorphous to polycrystalline films; implantation, annealing and crystallization; structure and hydrogen; band, band tails and defect states; metastability and equilibration; thin-film transistors, displays and imagers; thin-film solar cells and solar-cell structures; amorphous silicon detectors and other devices; and heterogeneous silicon transport and device applications.

Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells

Author : Arvind Victor Shah
ISBN : 9781439808108
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Photovoltaic technology has now developed to the extent that it is close to fulfilling the vision of a "solar-energy world," as devices based on this technology are becoming efficient, low-cost and durable. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of thin-film silicon, a prevalent PV material, in terms of its semiconductor nature, starting out with the physical properties, but concentrating on device applications. A special emphasis is given to amorphous silicon and microcrystalline silicon as photovoltaic materials, along with a model that allows these systems to be physically described in the simplest manner possible, thus allowing the student or scientist/engineer entering the field of thin-film electronics to master a few basic concepts that are distinct from those in the field of conventional semiconductors. The main part of the book deals with solar cells and modules by illustrating the basic functioning of these devices, along with their limitations, design optimization, testing and fabrication methods. Among the manufacturing processes discussed are plasma-assisted and hot-wire deposition, sputtering, and structuring techniques.

Mis And P N Junction Solar Cells On Thin Film Polycrystalline Silicon

Author : A. Ariotedjo
ISBN : UOM:39015095027283
Genre : Photovoltaic cells
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Several types of MIS and SIS (semiconductor-insulator-semiconductor) solar cells are included in the matrix study currently underway. This approach compares the results of identical thin-film polycrystalline silicon materials. All cell measurements and characterizations are performed using uniform testing procedures developed in the Photovoltaic Measurements and Evaluation (PV M & E) Laboratory at SERI. Some preliminary data on the different cell structures on thin-film epitaxial silicon on metallurgical-grade substrates are presented here.

Handbook Of Thin Film Materials Semiconductor And Superconductor Thin Films

Author : Hari Singh Nalwa
ISBN : 0125129122
Genre : Thin films
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Combinatorial Approach To Thin Film Silicon Materials And Devices

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ISBN : OCLC:55668277
Genre : Combinatorial analysis
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