Fiches de cours

Modern photovoltaic technologies

PHYS-609

Lecturer(s) :

Haug Franz-Josef
Nüesch Frank
Romanyuk Yaroslav

Language:

English

Frequency

Every year

Remarque

Block course, one week from June 17-21, 2019

Summary

A link between the fundamental physics, device operation and technological development of various solar cell technologies. Learning about all modern photovoltaic technlogies incl. industrially relevant wafer based silicon, thin film chalcogenide, III-V, multijunction, organic and hybrid solar cells.

Content

Day 1

1.1 Introduction, solar cell basics and operation, generations of solar cell technologies

1.2 Si wafer-based solar cells

1.3 CIGS & CdTe solar cells

1.4 III-V solar cells

Day 2

2.1 Organic semiconductors ¿molecular orbitals and photoinduced processes

2.2 Organic and Dye-sensitized solar cells

2.3 Perovskite and quantum-dot based solar cells

Day 3

3.1 Thin-film Si cells, silicon heterojunction cells

3.2 Light propagation and interferences in multilayer structures

3.3 Coherent and incoherent scattering for absorption enhancement

Keywords

photovoltaics, inorganic semiconductors, organic semiconductors, optics, light management

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Basic physics, basic chemistry, introduction to quantum mechanics

In the programs

  • Advanced Manufacturing (edoc), 2018-2019
    • Semester
    • Exam form
      Oral presentation
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Modern photovoltaic technologies
    • Lecture
      17 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      9 Hour(s)
  • Photonics (edoc), 2018-2019
    • Semester
    • Exam form
      Oral presentation
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Modern photovoltaic technologies
    • Lecture
      17 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      9 Hour(s)

Reference week

Lecture
Exercise, TP
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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German