Semiconductor Materials and Modelling for Solar Cells


The book presents a comprehensive survey about advanced solar cell technologies.


Semiconductor Materials and Modelling for Solar Cells
Z. Pezeshki and A. Zekry
Materials Research Foundations Vol. 104
Publication Date 2021, 95 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-142-7  (release date July 2021)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-143-4
DOI: 10.21741/9781644901434

The book presents a comprehensive survey about advanced solar cell technologies. Focus is placed on semiconductor materials, solar cell efficiency, improvements in surface recombination velocity, charge density, high ultraviolet (UV) sensitivity, modeling of solar cells etc. The book references 281 original resources with their direct web links for in-depth reading.

Solar Cells, Thin Film Solar Cells, Solar Cell Efficiency, Semiconductor Materials, Surface Recombination Velocity, Charge Density, High UV Sensitivity, Heavily-doped Silicon Wafers, Amorphous Semiconductors, Nanocrystalline Semiconductors, Field Effect, Ferroelectric Semiconductors, Solar Cell Modelling


Table of contents
Abbreviations 5
1. Introduction 1
2. Review of semiconductor technologies in solar cells 2
3. Semiconductor materials in solar cells 5
3.1 Organic semiconductor (OS) 7
3.2 Polymer semiconductor (PS) 10
3.3 Inorganic semiconductor (IOS) 10
3.4 Particulate semiconductor (PAS) 13
3.5 Conductor polymer semiconductor (CPS) 13
3.6 Metal semiconductor (MS)/Schottky barrier (SB) 14
3.7 Metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) 16
3.8 Improved metal-oxide semiconductor (IMOS) 18
3.9 Antireflection metal-oxide semiconductor (AMOS) 19
3.10 Sprayed indium oxide (ITO) semiconductor (SITOS) 20
3.11 Conductor-insulator semiconductor (CIS) 22
3.11.1 Metal-insulator semiconductor (MIS) 23
3.11.2 Semiconductor-insulator semiconductor (SIS) 30
3.11.3 Electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor (EIS) 35
3.12 Conductor-insulator-organic semiconductor (CIOS) 36
3.13 Metal-organic-insulator semiconductor (MOIS) 37
3.14 Metal-insulator-nonuniformly-doped semiconductor (MINDS) 38
3.15 Metal-nanowire-network-metal-insulator semiconductor (MNN-MIS) 40
3.16 Polycrystalline compound semiconductor (PCS) 42
3.17 Microcrystalline semiconductor (MicoSem) 44
3.18 Nanocrystalline semiconductor (NS) 45
3.19 Quantum dot intermediate band semiconductor (QD-IBS) 48
3.20 Multi-type QDs photo-induced doping enhanced semiconductor (MQD-PDES) 50
3.21 Microstructure semiconductor based on heavily-doped silicon wafers (MS-HDSW) 52
3.22 Amorphous semiconductor (AS) 53
3.23 Improved amorphous semiconductor (IAS) 54
3.24 Field-effect ferroelectric semiconductor (FEFS) 54
4. Semiconductor modelling in solar cells 56
Conclusion and Future work 66
References 66
Keyword Index 84
About the Authors 85
About the Editor 86

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About the authors

Eng. Zahra Pezeshki is a master’s holder in Electrical Engineering-Electronics Integrated Circuits from the Shahrood University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical and Robotics Engineering where she presented a new method for energy consumption improvement by determination of the best location for cooling and heating appliances in buildings. She has worked as a lecturer, instructor, and adjunct professor with companies, academies, and universities. She has reviewed for 23 double-blind peer-review international journals and 25 international conferences and published many papers over national and international journals, and conference proceedings as well as book chapters. She has won numerous scientific awards and grants from renowned academic bodies and filled a patent on irrigation. She has worked as an invited researcher with national and international universities. Her broad research interests cover topics relating to electrical and electronics, computer, energy, mechanics, chemistry, civil, and physics. Zahra Pezeshki is an editorial board member of 9 international journals. In addition, she is a member of scientific organizations and over the last 19 years has built strong working collaborations with reputable groups in numerous and leading universities and organizations in her country and across the globe. Overall, she has good research experience in multidisciplinary fields of computer, energy, mechanics, chemistry, civil, and physics, and, more specifically, renewable energy and environment, and also works on multiple key research projects funded by institutional and government agencies.

Dr. Abdelhalim Zekry is a full professor of electronics at faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Egypt. He has worked as a staff member on several universities. He has published more than 300 papers. He has also supervised more than 110 Master thesis and 40 Doctorate. Prof. Zekry focuses his research programs on the field of microelectronics and electronic applications including communications and photovoltaics. He has got several prizes for his outstanding research and teaching performance.