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Advances in Thin-Film Solar Cells

by I M Dharmadasa

The book assumes a certain amount of knowledge of solid state physics but it
presents a brief outline of the required background knowledge. The author concentrates the discussions on advances regarding devices based on cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium gallium diselenide and gallium arsenide. Nonetheless, the ideas and concepts addressed are applicable to other thin-films solar cells.

The chapters are very well structured and I.M. Dharmadasa is able to present recent breakthroughs combined with existing knowledge in a very straightforward manner. In general, the book is a good addition to graduate and postgraduate students of physics, chemistry and engineering interested in photovoltaics, as well as researchers and technologists working in the area. There is even something for the general public: Chapter 10 presents a future scenario where solar energy dominates the landscape, and various applications and requirements are presented and discussed.

Contemporary Physics
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814316071
  • Subject: Electronic Materials
  • Published: September 2012
  • Pages: 250