Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Deren Yang
    Pages 1-5
  3. Polycrystalline Silicon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Xiaoxia Liu, Pramatha Payra, Yuepeng Wan
      Pages 9-36
    3. Dazhou Yan
      Pages 37-68
    4. Limin Jiang, Benjamin F. Fieselmann, Liguo Chen, David Mixon
      Pages 69-108
    5. Wen-hui Ma, Ji-Jun Wu, Kui-xian Wei, Yun Lei
      Pages 109-126
  4. Crystalline Silicon Growth

  5. Silicon Wafer Preparing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Hans Joachim Möller
      Pages 269-309
    3. André Stapf, Christoph Gondek, Edwin Kroke, Gerhard Roewer
      Pages 311-358
    4. Hans Joachim Möller
      Pages 359-395
  6. Impurity and Defect in Crystalline Silicon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. G. Kissinger
      Pages 399-436
    3. Bing Gao, Koichi Kakimoto
      Pages 437-462
    4. Shuai Yuan, Deren Yang
      Pages 463-494
    5. Ichiro Yonenaga
      Pages 541-588
    6. Matthias Trempa, Georg Müller, Jochen Friedrich, Christian Reimann
      Pages 589-636
  7. Thin Film Silicon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 637-637
    2. Ying Zhao, Xiaodan Zhang, Baojie Yan
      Pages 639-692
    3. Ying Zhao, Xiaodan Zhang, Lisha Bai, Baojie Yan
      Pages 693-756
    4. Fengzhen Liu, Yurong Zhou
      Pages 757-790
  8. Nano-structure Silicon Materials and Solar Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 791-791
    2. Deyuan Wei, Shuyan Xu, Igor Levchenko
      Pages 793-841
    3. Linwei Yu, Pere Roca i Cabarrocas
      Pages 879-931
    4. Shuangyi Zhao, Xiaodong Pi
      Pages 933-958
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 959-967

About this book


The utilization of sun light is one of the hottest topics in sustainable energy research. To efficiently convert sun power into a reliable energy – electricity – for consumption and storage, silicon and its derivatives have been widely studied and applied in solar cell systems. This handbook covers the photovoltaics of silicon materials and devices, providing a comprehensive summary of the state of the art of photovoltaic silicon sciences and technologies. 
This work is divided into various areas including but not limited to fundamental principles, design methodologies, wafering techniques/fabrications, characterizations, applications, current research trends and challenges.   
It offers the most updated and self-explanatory reference to all levels of students and acts as a quick reference to the experts from the fields of chemistry, material science, physics, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, solar energy, etc..


Impurity and Defect Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Silicon Materials Solar Cells Wafering Technologies

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  • Deren Yang
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  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials and School of Materials Science and EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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