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Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells?

By Muhammad A. Alam

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Abstract

Thin film solar cells promise acceptable efficiency at low cost. This tutorial examines the device physics of thin-film solar cells, which generally require a different type of analysis than crystalline solar cells.

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Electronics from the Bottom Up” is an educational initiative designed to bring a new perspective to the field of nano device engineering. It is co-sponsored by the Intel Foundation and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology.

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  • Muhammad A. Alam (2011), "Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells?," http://nanohub.org/resources/11949.

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Burton Morgan 121, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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