Principles of Solar Cells, LEDs and Diodes: The role of the PN junction

Principles of Solar Cells, LEDs and Diodes: The role of the PN junction

Author(s): Adrian Kitai

Published Online: 11 AUG 2011 02:08AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444318340

Online ISBN: 9781119974543

DOI: 10.1002/9781119974543

About this Book

The book will cover the two most important applications of semiconductor diodes - solar cells and LEDs - together with quantitative coverage of the physics of the PN junction at the senior undergraduate level. It will include:

  • Review of semiconductor physics
  • Introduction to PN diodes
  • The solar cell
  • Physics of efficient conversion of sunlight into electrical energy
  • Semiconductor solar cell materials and device physics
  • Advanced solar cell materials and devices
  • The light emitting diode
  • Physics of efficient conversion of electrical energy into light
  • Semiconductor light emitting diode materials and device physics
  • Advanced light emitting diode materials and devices

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