Recent Advances in Photovoltaics

$125.00

The search for new materials and/or new structures such as multi-junctions, nanostructures, photoelectrochemical cells, organic solar cells etc. for improved performance is discussed. The experimental investigations on certain materials and modelling for better results are also described in the book.

$125.00
$125.00

Recent Advances in Photovoltaics
Ed. Meera Ramrakhiani
Materials Research Foundations Volume 17
Publication Date 2017, 358 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-945291-36-4 (release date October 1st 2017)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-945291-37-1
DOI: 10.21741/9781945291371

The ever growing demand for clean energy potentially can be met by solar-to-electrical energy conversion. This book on “Recent Advances in Photovoltaics” presents a detailed overview of recent research and developments in the field of photovoltaics and solar cells. It starts with the basic theory and gradual progress in the field of photovoltaics and various generations of solar cells. The search for new materials and/or new structures such as multi-junctions, nanostructures, photoelectrochemical cells, organic solar cells etc. for improved performance is discussed. The experimental investigations on certain materials and modelling for better results are also described in the book.

Keywords
Photovoltaics, Solar Cells, Multi-Junctions Solar Cells, Nanostructured Solar Cells, Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells, Organic Solar Cells, Polymer Solar Cells

Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1 The rise of solar cells 1
Chapter 2 Basic principles and theory of the photovoltaic effect 37
Chapter 3 Nanostructured solar cells 58
Chapter 4 Quantum dot as light harvester nanocrystals for solar cell applications 117
Chapter 5 Photoelectrochemical solar cells using nanocrystalline copper selenide photo electrode 134
Chapter 6 Photovoltaic response of nanocrystalline cadmium telluride in photoelectrochemical cells 185
Chapter 7 Studies on the photovoltaic effect of CdSe based nanocrystalline multilayered photoelectrodes in photoelectrochemical solar cells 241
Chapter 8 Status and potential of organic solar cells 269
Chapter 9 Efficiency rise in PCDTBT:PC70BM organic solar cell using interface additive 291
Chapter 10 Recent advances in polymer solar cells 299
Chapter 11 Advancement in simulation and modeling of organic solar cells 310
Chapter 12 Fill factor analysis of organic solar cell 334
Keywords 345
About the editors 347

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About the Editors

Dr. Meera Ramrakhiani

Dr. Meera Ramrakhiani has been the Professor and Head, Department of Physics and Electronics and also Dean, Faculty of Science at Rani Durgavati University Jabalpur, India. She has done her graduation, M.Sc. and Ph.D from the University of Jabalpur (now Rani Durgavati University) and has 40 years of teaching and research experience at under graduate and post graduate levels. More than 25 students have completed their Ph.D. degree under her supervision and many more are working in the field of nanomaterials, luminescence and photovoltaic solar cells. She has participated in about 70 seminars/symposia etc. and presented her work at national/ international level and also organized a number of conferences/workshops etc. She has visited Italy, Hungary, Singapore, USA and China for the research work. Dr. Meera Ramrakhiani has authored or coauthored about 400 research papers/book chapters/articles and successfully carried out two research project. She has been reviewer to many national/international journals and has received many awards such as Vijaya Shree Award by India International Friendship Society in 1997, The 20th Century Award of Achievement by International biographical Center, Cambridge, England in 1998, Women of the Year 2005 Jeweler Issued by american Biographical Institute, Inc. etc. She is life member of many professional bodies and Fellow of Luminescence Society of India.