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Author Würfel, Peter.

Title Physics of solar cells : from principles to new concepts / Peter Würfel
Published Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 186 pages) : illustrations
Contents Physics of Solar Cells; Contents; List of Symbols; Preface; 1 Problems of the Energy Economy; 2 Photons; 3 Semiconductors; 4 Conversion of Thermal Radiation into Chemical Energy; 5 Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy; 6 Basic Structure of Solar Cells; 7 Limitations on Energy Conversion in Solar Cells; 8 Concepts for Improving the Efficiency of Solar Cells; 9 Prospects for the Future; Appendix; Index
Summary Peter Würfel describes in detail all aspects of solar cell function, the physics behind every single step, as well as all the issues to be considered when improving solar cells and their efficiency. Based on the highly successful German version, but thoroughly revised and updated, this edition contains the latest knowledge on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion. Requiring no more than standard physics knowledge, it enables readers to understand the factors driving conversion efficiency and to apply this knowledge to their own solar cell development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Solar cells.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 3527618546
3527618554 (electronic bk.)
9783527618552 (electronic bk.)