École Polytechnique

Physics of silicon solar cells

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Pr. Bernard Drevillon
Erik Johnson

Instructors: Pr. Bernard Drevillon


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3 weeks at 4 hours a week
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There are 6 modules in this course

Introduction to semiconductor physics : band structure of crystalline semiconducors, optical absorption and doping.

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11 videos3 quizzes

Transport phenomena in semiconductors : carrier injection by light and recombination; the equilibrium and non-equilibrium p-n junction; the photovoltaic effect

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9 videos3 quizzes

Metal-semiconductor contacts and semiconductor surface; Heterojunctions

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5 videos2 quizzes

Solar Spectrum; solar cell Fundamentals; limitations of conversion efficiency; solar modules

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10 videos3 quizzes

Description of the crystalline silicon photovoltaic technology from bulk crystal growth. Extension to III-V compounds solar cells.

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7 videos4 quizzes

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3 videos2 quizzes


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4.0 (17 ratings)
Pr. Bernard Drevillon
École Polytechnique
3 Courses31,883 learners
Erik Johnson
École Polytechnique
4 Courses32,995 learners

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