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Polycrystalline and amorphous semiconductors

John Orton

in The Story of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199559107
eISBN:
9780191712975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559107.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter discusses two important applications of non-single crystal semiconductors: photovoltaic solar cells and large screen liquid crystal display. The electrical and optical properties of ... More


Dye Sensitization for Solar Cells and Color Films

Tadaaki Tani

in Photographic Science: Advances in Nanoparticles, J-Aggregates, Dye Sensitization, and Organic Devices

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572953
eISBN:
9780191731266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572953.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Comparisons in the performance of dye sensitization between color films and dye-sensitized solar cells are made to indicate the subjects to be examined for enhancing the capability of the latter. ... More


Clean Energy

in Technology Change and the Rise of New Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783859
eISBN:
9780804784924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783859.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explores the three types of clean energy and how the four broad methods of achieving improvements in performance and costs contribute to a better understanding of the potential for ... More


Solar Energy: Working at the Edge of Feasibility (1979–2007)

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett

in The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037532
eISBN:
9780262345033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037532.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Ovshinsky was not the inventor of thin-film amorphous silicon solar cells, but under his direction ECD greatly improved their efficiency and dramatically lowered their cost through Ovshinsky’s ... More


Solar Energy: An Introduction

Michael E. Mackay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199652105
eISBN:
9780191801969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652105.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book provides an introduction to all aspects of solar energy, from photovoltaic devices to active and passive solar thermal energy conversion is presented, giving both a detailed and a broad ... More


Optoelectronic devices

Mark Geoghegan and Georges Hadziioannou

in Polymer Electronics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199533824
eISBN:
9780191774997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533824.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter is divided into three parts: LEDs, light-emitting transistors, and photovoltaics. The LED section first defines the relevant terminology before discussing the requirements for different ... More


Frontiers in Plasmonics Applications

Alexey A. Toropov and Tatiana V. Shubina

in Plasmonic Effects in Metal-Semiconductor Nanostructures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199699315
eISBN:
9780191799433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699315.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter covers a wide range of promising applications based on plasmonic effects in nanostructures comprising conductors and semiconductors. The ultimate goal of the chapter is to present the ... More


Applications of graphene

E. L. Wolf

in Graphene: A New Paradigm in Condensed Matter and Device Physics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199645862
eISBN:
9780191767852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645862.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Field-effect transistors with graphene channel, in research stages, provide current gain up to 100 GHz but are not suitable for logic. Many are made on SiC and properties of graphene grown on SiC are ... More


Optical Devices

John Orton and Tom Foxon

in Molecular Beam Epitaxy: A Short History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199695829
eISBN:
9780191748844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695829.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Optical devices grown by MBE include semiconductor lasers, vertical cavity and quantum cascade lasers, photodetectors and solar cells. The GaAs laser is covered in detail, followed by that of quantum ... More


The Photovoltaic Device

Michael E. Mackay

in Solar Energy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199652105
eISBN:
9780191801969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652105.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

An introduction of the photovoltaic device is presented from first principles, and why the p-n junction is necessary is a focal point of this chapter. A clear description of what happens in a solar ... More


Energy Supplies for the 21st Century

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 7 describes energy sources in particular clean energy based on renewable sources. The importance of renewable energy in limiting global warming is discussed. Solar cells, hydroelectric power, ... More


Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

E. L. Wolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This is a physics textbook describing, at a college level, the physics and technology needed to provide sustainable long-term energy, past the era of fossil fuels. A summary is given of global power ... More


Nanoscale Device Physics: Science and Engineering Fundamentals

Sandip Tiwari

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198759874
eISBN:
9780191820847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759874.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Nanoscale devices are distinguishable from the larger microscale devices in their specific dependence on physical phenomena and effects that are central to their operation. The size change manifests ... More


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