Advanced Silicon Materials for Photovoltaic Applications by Sergio Pizzini

By Sergio Pizzini

This present day, the silicon feedstock for photovoltaic cells comes from procedures that have been initially built for the microelectronic undefined. It covers nearly ninety% of the photovoltaic marketplace, with mass creation quantity not less than one order of significance better than these dedicated to microelectronics.

However, it really is tough to visualize that this type of feedstock (extremely natural yet seriously penalized by means of its excessive power expense) may perhaps stay the single resource of silicon for a photovoltaic marketplace that is in non-stop enlargement, and which has a cumulative development expense in way over 30% within the previous couple of years. even if stories recommend that the silicon percentage will slowly reduce within the subsequent 20 years, discovering how to manufacture a selected sun grade feedstock in huge amounts, at a budget friendly whereas holding the standard wanted, nonetheless continues to be a very important factor. skinny movie and quantum confinement-based silicon cells may be a complementary solution.

Advanced Silicon fabrics for Photovoltaic Applications has been designed to explain the total possibilities of silicon as a multipurpose fabric and covers:

  • Physical, chemical and structural homes of silicon
  • Production routes together with the promise of budget friendly feedstock for PV applications
  • Defect engineering and the function of impurities and defects
  • Characterization suggestions, and complicated analytical thoughts for steel and non-metallic impurities
  • Thin movie silicon and skinny movie sun cells
  • Innovative quantum results, and 3rd new release sun cells

With contributions from the world over well-known professionals, this booklet provides a entire research of the state of the art of procedure applied sciences and fabric houses, 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 strategies (pages 21–78): Bruno Ceccaroli and Sergio Pizzini
Chapter three position of Impurities in sun Silicon (pages 79–125): Gianluca Coletti, Daniel Macdonald and Deren Yang
Chapter four Gettering approaches and the function of prolonged Defects (pages 127–188): Michael Seibt and Vitaly Kveder
Chapter five complicated Characterization strategies (pages 189–214): Anna Cavallini, Daniela Cavalcoli and Laura Polenta
Chapter 6 complicated Analytical suggestions for Solar?Grade Feedstock (pages 215–234): Richard S. Hockett
Chapter 7 Thin?Film Deposition approaches (pages 235–285): J. ok. Rath
Chapter eight Modeling of Thin?Film Deposition strategies (pages 287–310): Carlo Cavallotti
Chapter nine Thin?Film Silicon sunlight Cells (pages 311–353): J. okay. Rath
Chapter 10 cutting edge Quantum results in Silicon for Photovoltaic functions (pages 355–391): Zhizhong Yuan, Aleksei Anopchenko and Lorenzo Pavesi

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