Photovoltaic and Photoactive Materials — Properties, Technology and Applications

  • J. M. Marshall
  • D. Dimova-Malinovska

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Invited Papers

  3. Contributed Papers

About this book

Introduction

The primary objective of this NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) was to present an up-to-date overview of various current areas of interest in the field of photovoltaic and related photoactive materials. This is a wide-ranging subject area, of significant commercial and environmental interest, and involves major contributions from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, materials, electrical and instrumentation engineering, commercial realisation etc. Therefore, we sought to adopt an inter­ disciplinary approach, bringing together recognised experts in the various fields while retaining a level of treatment accessible to those active in specific individual areas of research and development. The lecture programme commenced with overviews of the present relevance and historical development of the subject area, plus an introduction to various underlying physical principles of importance to the materials and devices to be addressed in later lectures. Building upon this, the ASI then progressed to more detailed aspects of the subject area. We were also fortunately able to obtain a contribution from Thierry Langlois d'Estaintot of the European Commission Directorate, describing present and future EC support for activities in this field. In addition, poster sessions were held throughout the meeting, to allow participants to present and discuss their current activities. These were supported by what proved to be very effective feedback sessions (special thanks to Martin Stutzmann), prior to which groups of participants enthusiastically met (often in the bar) to identify and agree topics of common interest.

Keywords

Absorption LED Photodiode Photovoltaics distribution integrated circuit semiconductor solar cell spectroscopy static-induction transistor thin film thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. Marshall
    • 1
  • D. Dimova-Malinovska
    • 2
  1. 1.Electronic Materials Centre, Department of Materials EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Central Laboratory for Solar Energy and New Energy SourcesBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0632-3
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0824-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0632-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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