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Transparent Conductive Zinc Oxide

Basics and Applications in Thin Film Solar Cells

  • Klaus Ellmer
  • Andreas Klein
  • Bernd Rech


  • Comprehensive book on a material with huge potential in photonic applications

  • Provides basic materials information and features applicational potential

  • Valuable reference work for researchers and engineers alike, as well as a study text for graduated students


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 104)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. K. Ellmer, A. Klein
    Pages 1-33
  3. K. Ellmer
    Pages 35-78
  4. C. Bundesmann, R. Schmidt-Grund, M. Schubert
    Pages 79-124
  5. A. Klein, F. Säuberlich
    Pages 125-185
  6. B. Szyszka
    Pages 187-233
  7. J. Hüpkes, J. Müller, B. Rech
    Pages 359-413
  8. R. Klenk
    Pages 415-437
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 439-446

About this book


Zinc oxide (ZnO) belongs to the class of transparent conducting oxides which can be used as transparent electrodes in electronic devices or heated windows. In this book the material properties of, the deposition technologies for, and applications of zinc oxide in thin film solar cells are described in a comprehensive manner. Structural, morphological, optical and electronic properties of ZnO are treated in this review. The editors and authors of this book are specialists in deposition, analysis and fabrication of thin-film solar cells and especially of ZnO. This book is intended as an overview and a data collection for students, engineers and scientist.


Electronic properties of semiconductors Interface properties Thin film solar cells Transparent conducting oxides Zinc oxide basics electronic properties laser optical properties semiconductor solar cell thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Ellmer
    • 1
  • Andreas Klein
    • 2
  • Bernd Rech
    • 3
  1. 1.Abteilung Solare Energetik (SE5)Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbHBerlinGermany
  2. 2.FB11 MaterialwissenschaftenTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Abteilung Silizium-PhotovltaikHahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbHBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Energy, Utilities & Environment


From the reviews:

"A work devoted to the deposition technology and properties of zinc oxide, a transparent conducting material, and its various applications to thin film solar cells. … A list of references accompanies each chapter … of this well-written book. Illustrations are good … . Graduate students, faculty, and professional engineers will benefit from this book, which offers a broad overview of the subject and a thesaurus of useful data. An excellent acquisition for an academic or industrial library. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (T. Z. Kattamis, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), July, 2008)