Springer Series in Materials Science

Wide-Gap Chalcopyrites

Editors: Siebentritt, Susanne, Rau, Uwe (Eds.)

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Chalcopyrites, in particular those with a wide band gap, are fascinating materials in terms of their technological potential in the next generation of thin-film solar cells and in terms of their basic material properties. They exhibit uniquely low defect formation energies, leading to unusual doping and phase behavior and to extremely benign grain boundaries. This book collects articles on a number of those basic material properties of wide-gap chalcopyrites, comparing them to their low-gap cousins. They explore the doping of the materials, the electronic structure and the transport through interfaces and grain boundaries, the formation of the electric field in a solar cell, the mechanisms and suppression of recombination, the role of inhomogeneities, and the technological role of wide-gap chalcopyrites.

About the authors

Susanne Siebentritt has been working on the electronic and transport properties of materials for photovoltaics since 1989. She is working at Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin. Her current topic are the doping defects and the transport in chalcopyrite single and polycrystalline materials. On this topic she has published 35 papers.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Cu-Chalcopyrites–Unique Materials for Thin-Film Solar Cells

    Susanne Siebentritt, Uwe Rau

    Pages 1-8

  • Defects and Self-Compensation in Semiconductors

    W Walukiewicz

    Pages 35-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wide-Gap Chalcopyrites
Editors
  • Susanne Siebentritt
  • Uwe Rau
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
86
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31293-2
DOI
10.1007/b105644
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24497-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06382-4
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 260
Number of Illustrations and Tables
122 b/w illustrations
Topics