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Solar Cells Lecture 2: Physics of Crystalline Solar Cells
19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Solar cell performance is determined by generation and recombination of electron-hole pairs. This tutorial focussing on recombination losses in crystalline silicon solar cells under short-circuit and open-circuit conditions.
Solar Cells Lecture 3: Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Devices and Systems
20 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: J. L. Gray
Modeling and simulation play an important role in designing and optimizing PV systems. This tutorial is a broad overview of the topic including a look at detailed, numerical device simulation.
Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells?
29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
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.
Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics
Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers forphotovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quitedifferent from solar cells made with conventional, inorganicsemiconductors (e.g. they make use of exciton generation rather than electron-hole generation) this...
The Potential of Nanostructured Materials to Address the Challenge of a Sustainable Energy Resource
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14 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Mildred S. Dresselhaus
An overview is presented on the grand challenges to the science community in the next few decades in meeting global energy needs for the 21st century. Major advances in our present capabilities will be needed for energy production and storage and for its conversion from one form to another....
Translational Research in Nano and Bio Mechanics
18 Nov 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Ken P. Chong
One of the most challenging problems is the integration and interface between wet (biological) and dry (structural) materials. Nano and bio science and engineering is one of the frontiers in transformative and translational research. The transcendent technologies include nanotechnology,...