Emerging Inorganic Materials in Thin-Film Photovoltaics: Faraday Discussion 239 (Hardcover)

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Emerging Inorganic Materials in Thin-Film Photovoltaics: Faraday Discussion 239 (Hardcover)


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There is currently significant interest in exploring and identifying new inorganic solar energy conversion systems based on Earth-abundant non-toxic materials for future sustainable energy applications and technologies.

Developments in emergent inorganic absorbers are closely tied to the ability of researchers to correlate and predict device performance from structural and optical properties. The understanding of material structure and bonding and their effect on performance are key to developing guiding principles for design and screening of inorganic photovoltaic materials. Progress toward such understanding is facilitated by state-of-the-art tools for structural and electronic characterisation of semiconductor materials and interfaces, as well as device design and performance analysis. Further insight is provided by computer modelling and simulations.

This volume brings together internationally leading scientists working in areas of material design and modelling, structural and electronic characterisation, and device design and performance analysis, to explore and exchange ideas on emerging inorganic thin-film photovoltaics based on Earth abundant non-toxic materials.

In this volume, the topics covered include:

  • Indium-free CIGS analogues
  • Bulk and surface characterisation techniques of solar absorbers
  • Novel chalcogenides, pnictides and defect-tolerant semiconductors
  • Materials design and bonding
Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2020) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 4.008.
Product Details ISBN: 9781839166969
ISBN-10: 1839166967
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date: November 25th, 2022
Pages: 414
Language: English