Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin Film Solar by Daniel Abou-Ras, Thomas Kirchartz, Uwe Rau

By Daniel Abou-Ras, Thomas Kirchartz, Uwe Rau

The e-book specializes in complicated characterization tools for thin-film sunlight cells that experience confirmed their relevance either for educational and company photovoltaic examine and improvement. After an creation to thin-film photovoltaics, hugely skilled specialists document on machine and fabrics characterization tools similar to electroluminescence research, capacitance spectroscopy, and diverse microscopy tools. within the ultimate a part of the ebook simulation concepts are offered that are used for ab-initio calculations of suitable semiconductors and for equipment simulations in 1D, second and 3D.

Building on a confirmed thought, this re-creation additionally covers thermography, temporary optoelectronic equipment, and absorption and photocurrent spectroscopy.

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Paetzold 11 Photoluminescence Analysis of Thin-Film Solar Cells 275 Thomas Unold and Levent Gütay 12 Electron-Spin Resonance (ESR) in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon (a-Si:H) 299 Klaus Lips, Matthias Fehr, and Jan Behrends 13 Scanning Probe Microscopy on Inorganic Thin Films for Solar Cells 343 Sascha Sadewasser and Iris Visoly-Fisher 14 Electron Microscopy on Thin Films for Solar Cells 371 Daniel Abou-Ras, Melanie Nichterwitz, Manuel J. Romero, and Sebastian S. Schmidt 15 X-ray and Neutron Diffraction on Materials for Thin-Film Solar Cells 421 Susan Schorr, Christiane Stephan, Tobias Törndahl, Rene Gunder, and Daniel M.

In recent years, a wide and continuously increasing variety of sophisticated and rather specialized analysis techniques originating from very different directions of physics, chemistry, or materials science have been applied in order to extend the scientific base of thin-film photovoltaics. This increasing specialization is a relatively new phenomenon in the field of photovoltaics where during the “old days” everyone was (and had to be) able to handle virtually every scientific method personally. Consequently, it becomes nowadays more and more challenging for the individual scientist to keep track with the results obtained by specialized analysis methods, the physics behind these methods, and their implications for the devices.

Többens Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1 14109 Berlin Germany Tobias Törndahl Uppsala University Solid State Electronics PO Box 534 751 21 Uppsala Sweden Thomas Unold Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH Hahn-Meitner Platz 1 4109 Berlin Germany List of Contributors Cornel Venzago Thomas Wirth AQura GmbH Rodenbacher Chaussee 4 63457 Hanau Germany Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung Unter den Eichen 87 12205 Berlin Germany Iris Visoly-Fisher Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research Sede Boqer Campus Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics 8499000 Midreshet Ben-Gurion Israel Lothar Weinhardt University of Nevada 4505 S.

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