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Next Generation Solar Cells
Principles and Materials

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ISBN 9789814968669
May 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Jenny Stanford Publishing
300 Pages

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Book Description

Building a sustainable energy system is one of the great challenges of our time that has prompted both academia and industry to seek alternative energy and renewable energy solutions. Recently, advanced materials and technologies for next-generation solar cells have been exploited to develop economically viable, high-performance solar cells. This book addresses the principles and materials for the development of next-generation solar cells for a sustainable global society. It reviews the structures, working principles, and limitations of solar cells as well as the improvement methods of their power-conversion efficiency. It introduces generations of cells as photovoltaic devices, including third-generation solar cells such as organic solar cells, quantum dots solar cells, and organic–inorganic hybrid solar cells. It focuses on the emerging perovskite solar cells (PSCs) and deals with their cell configuration, transport materials, and fabrication processes in detail.

Table of Contents

1. Electromagnetic Radiation

2. Physics and Properties of Semiconductors

3. Working Principles and Limitations of Solar Cells

4. Generations of Solar Cells

5. Organic Solar Cells

6. Quantum Dot Solar Cells

7. Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells

8. Perovskite Solar Cells

9. Structures, Transport Materials, and Deposition Methods for Perovskite Solar Cells

10. Defects and Ions Migration in Perovskite Solar Cells

11. Quantum Dots, Tandem, and Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells

12. Composites-Based Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells with Interface Engineering

13. Characterization of Solar Cell Materials and Devices

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Yoon-Bong Hahn is a Regents Professor of Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), fellow of the Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). He received his PhD in metallurgical engineering from the University of Utah, USA, in 1988, after which he started working at the research center of LG Metals, Korea, until 1991 when he joined JBNU. His research focuses on the synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanostructures and their applications for solar cells, chemical and biological sensors, and printed electronics. He holds 18 patents, has published over 330 SCI papers (citations over 14500, h-index over 63), and has authored/edited 6 books, including Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications, published by American Scientific Publishers in 2010.

Tahmineh Mahmoudi is a researcher working in collaboration with Prof. Yoon-Bong Hahn group at the Advanced nano-Material Processing Laboratory (AMPL) in the School of Semiconductor and Chemical Engineering, JBNU. She received her PhD in chemical engineering from JBNU in 2015. Her research focuses on metal oxides and graphene-based materials and their applications for hybrid and perovskite solar cells.

Yousheng Wang is an associate professor at the Institute of New Energy Technology, Jinan University, China, since 2019. He received his PhD in semiconductor and chemical engineering from JBNU, where he later became a postdoctoral fellow. His research focuses on the development of hybrid perovskite composites and their applications for next-generation solar cells.