By Sergio Pizzini
This day, the silicon feedstock for photovoltaic cells comes from procedures that have been initially built for the microelectronic undefined. It covers virtually ninety% of the photovoltaic industry, with mass creation quantity not less than one order of significance better than these dedicated to microelectronics.
However, it truly is not easy to visualize that this sort of feedstock (extremely natural yet seriously penalized by way of its excessive power rate) may stay the single resource of silicon for a photovoltaic marketplace that's in non-stop enlargement, and which has a cumulative development cost in far more than 30% within the previous few years. even supposing reviews recommend that the silicon percentage will slowly lessen within the subsequent two decades, discovering how to manufacture a particular sun grade feedstock in huge amounts, at a low-cost whereas protecting the standard wanted, nonetheless is still a vital 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 whole prospects of silicon as a multipurpose fabric and covers:
- Physical, chemical and structural houses of silicon
- Production routes together with the promise of low in cost feedstock for PV applications
- Defect engineering and the function of impurities and defects
- Characterization thoughts, and complicated analytical ideas for metal and non-metallic impurities
- Thin movie silicon and skinny movie sunlight cells
- Innovative quantum results, and 3rd iteration sun cells
With contributions from the world over famous professionals, this publication provides a accomplished research of the cutting-edge of method applied sciences and fabric houses, crucial for somebody attracted to the applying and improvement of photovoltaics.
Chapter 1 Silicon technology and expertise because the history of the present and destiny wisdom Society (pages 1–20): Sergio Pizzini
Chapter 2 approaches (pages 21–78): Bruno Ceccaroli and Sergio Pizzini
Chapter three function of Impurities in sunlight Silicon (pages 79–125): Gianluca Coletti, Daniel Macdonald and Deren Yang
Chapter four Gettering approaches and the position of prolonged Defects (pages 127–188): Michael Seibt and Vitaly Kveder
Chapter five complicated Characterization options (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 tactics (pages 235–285): J. okay. Rath
Chapter eight Modeling of Thin?Film Deposition approaches (pages 287–310): Carlo Cavallotti
Chapter nine Thin?Film Silicon sunlight Cells (pages 311–353): J. ok. Rath
Chapter 10 cutting edge Quantum results in Silicon for Photovoltaic purposes (pages 355–391): Zhizhong Yuan, Aleksei Anopchenko and Lorenzo Pavesi
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Advanced Silicon Materials for Photovoltaic Applications by Sergio Pizzini