Editor: Roberto Murri

Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-456-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-518-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080551801130101

Introduction

Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells explains concepts related to technologies for silicon (Si) based photovoltaic applications. Topics in this book focus on ‘new concept’ solar cells. These kinds of cells can make photovoltaic power production an economically viable option in comparison to the bulk crystalline semiconductor technology industry. A transition from bulk crystalline Si solar cells toward thin-film technologies reduces usage of active material and introduces new concepts based on nanotechnologies. Despite its importance, the scientific development and understanding of new solar cells is not very advanced, and educational resources for specialized engineers and scientists are required.

This textbook presents the fundamental scientific aspects of Si thin films growth technology, together with a clear understanding of the properties of the material and how this is employed in new generation photovoltaic solar cells.

The textbook is a valuable resource for graduate students working on their theses, young researchers and all people approaching problems and fundamental aspects of advanced photovoltaic conversion.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Roberto Murri
University of Camerino
Italy




Contributor(s):
Angelica M. Chiodoni
Center for Space Human Robotics (CSHR@POLITO)
Italian Institute of Technology
Corso Trento 21
Torino
IT-10129
Italy


Armando M. Estrada
Energy Area, ITMA Materials Technology
Parque Empresarial P.E.P.A.
c/Calafates 11, Parcela L.3.4
Avilés (Asturias), 33417
Spain


David Gómez
Energy Area, ITMA Materials Technology
Parque Empresarial P.E.P.A.
c/Calafates 11, Parcela L.3.4
Avilés (Asturias), 33417
Spain


Dipak K. Basa
Department of Physics
Utkal University
Bhubaneswar, 751004
India


Domenico Caputo
DIET Department of Information
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
University of Rome "Sapienza
Via Eudossiana 18
00184 Rome
Italy


Elena Tresso
DISAT, Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia
Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino, and Center for Space Human Robotics (CSHR@POLITO)
Italian Institute of Technology
Torino
Italy


Enrico Salza
ENEA, Research Center Casaccia
Via Anguillarese 301
Roma, 00123
Italy


Giampiero de Cesare
DIET Department of Information, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
University of Rome "Sapienza,
Via Eudossiana 18
Rome, 00184
Italy


Giuseppina Ambrosone
Department of Physical Sciences
University of Naples "Federico II"
Complesso Universitario MSA
Via Cintia, 80126 Napoli
Italy and CNR-SPIN
Complesso Universitario MSA, Via Cintia
Napoli, 80126
Italy


Lorenzo Morresi
School of Science and Technology
Physics Division, University of Camerino
Via Madonna delle Carceri
CAMERINO (MC), 9-62032
Italy


Luca Serenelli
ENEA, Research Center Casaccia
Via Anguillarese 301
Roma, 00123
Italy


Marco Ficcadenti
School of Science and Technology
Physics Division, University of Camerino
Via Madonna delle Carceri
9-62032 Camerino (MC) Italy
now at CESI Spa,Via Rubattino 54
Milan, 20134
Italy


Marian Nowak
Institute of Physics
Silesian University of Technology
8 Krasińskiego
Katowice
PL, 40019
Poland


Mario Tucci
ENEA, Research Center Casaccia
Via Anguillarese 301
Roma, 00123
Italy


Massimo Izzi
ENEA, Research Center Casaccia
Via Anguillarese 301
Roma, 00123
Italy


Maurizio Acciarri
Department of Materials Science and Solar Energy Research Center (MIB-SOLAR,)
Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca
Milan
Via Cozzi, 53-20125
Italy


Nicola Pinto
School of Science and Technology
Physics Division, University of Camerino
Camerino (MC)
Via Madonna delle Carceri, 9-62032
Italy


Pascal Sánchez
Energy Area, ITMA Materials Technology
Parque Empresarial P.E.P.A.
c/Calafates 11, Parcela L.3.4
Avilés (Asturias), 33417
Spain


Pietro Mangiapane
ENEA, Research Center Casaccia
Via Anguillarese 301
Roma, 00123
Italy


Roberto Murri
University of Camerino
School of Science and Technology
Physics Division
Via Madonna delle Carceri 9
Camerino (MC), 62032
Italy


Paolo Rava
Elettrorava SpA
Via Don Sapino 176
Venaria
Torino, 10078
Italy


Sergio Pizzini
Department of Materials Science
Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca
Via Cozzi
Italy


Simona de Iuliis
ENEA
Research Center Casaccia
Via Anguillarese 301
Roma, 00123
Italy


Ubaldo Coscia
CNISM Naples Unit
Complesso Universitario MSA
Via Cintia,
Napoli, 80126
Italy
/
Department of Physical Sciences
Complesso Universitario MSA
Via Cintia
Napoli, 80126
Italy




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