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OPV: Untangling the Essence of Bulk Heterostructure Organic Solar Cells: Why the Complex Need not be Complicated
31 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
This presentation was part of the "Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment and Theory" workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry and the National Center for Electron Microscopy, both...
Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment and Theory
31 Jan 2011 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Biwu Ma, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton
This workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry and the National Center for Electron Microscopy, both DOE-funded Research Centers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,...
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29 Mar 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sourabh Dongaonkar, Muhammad Alam
Extract compact model parameters from solar cell data
PVLimits: PV thermodynamic limit calculator
01 Jun 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mohammad Ryyan Khan, Xin Jin, Muhammad A. Alam
The tool is designed to calculate the thermodynamic performance limit of single-junction and multi-junction solar cells.
Renewable Solar Energy: Has the Sun Finally Risen on Photovoltaics?
10 Apr 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark R. Pinto
After a review of the overall renewable energy landscape,
including the central role of economics, we present here the case that
PV is on the verge of becoming a major source of electrical...
Solar Cell Fundamentals
19 Aug 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom, J. L. Gray, Muhammad A. Alam
The modern solar cell was invented at Bell Labs in 1954 and is currently receiving renewed attention as a potential contribution to addressing the world's energy challenge. This set of five...
Solar Cells Lecture 1: Introduction to Photovoltaics
19 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
An introduction to solar cells covering the basics of PN junctions,
optical absorption, and IV characteristics. Key technology options and economic considers are briefly presented.
Solar Cells Lecture 2: Physics of Crystalline Solar Cells
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...
Solar Cells Lecture 3: Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Devices and Systems
20 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | 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 | Online Presentations | 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...
Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics
Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers for
photovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quite
different from solar cells made with conventional,...
The Potential of Nanostructured Materials to Address the Challenge of a Sustainable Energy Resource
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14 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | 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...
Translational Research in Nano and Bio Mechanics
18 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | 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...