Chapter 4. Solar Cell Device Physics

  1. Lewis Fraas1 and
  2. Larry Partain2
  1. Larry Partain

Published Online: 4 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch4

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Partain, L. (2010) Solar Cell Device Physics, in Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition (eds L. Fraas and L. Partain), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    JX Crystals Inc., Issaquah, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Varian Medical Systems, Mountain View, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Varian Medical Systems, Mountain View, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kai Chang

Series Editor Information

  1. Texas A&M University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470446331

Online ISBN: 9780470636886

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Keywords:

  • solar cell device physics - solar cells, ultimate quantum mechanical and solid-state electronic devices;
  • advanced concept p/n and p-i-n crystalline silicon cells;
  • OHMIC contacts and heterojunction interfaces

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Development of Quantum Mechanics and Solid-State Electronics

  • Fundamentals of Solar Cell Open-Circuit Voltage

  • Shockley Diode Model of Solar Cells

  • p-i-n Solar Cells

  • OHMIC Contacts and Heterojunction Interfaces

  • Champion 28.2% Efficient GaAs and Other Solar Cells

  • Advanced Concept p/n and p-i-n Crystalline Silicon Cells

  • SCLI Model of Solar Cells

  • Bandgap Voltage, Undoped Quantum Well Solar Cells

  • Conclusions

  • Abbreviations

  • References