Nanostructured Solar Cells 2
سلول های خورشیدی نانوساختاری 2

Physics, Chemistry and phenomenology of the new generation nanostructured solar cells

Nima Taghavinia, Physics Department, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Solar Energy Center
Raheleh Mohammadpour, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Solar Energy Center
Fariba Tajabadi, Materials and Energy Research Institute, Solar Energy Center
and other invited lecturers for certain parts of the course
PhD Course, 3 unit
2nd semester, 1393-94
Beginning of the class: Saturday 29th Shahrivar 1393
Schedule: Saturday and Monday 9:00-10:30 (Please note the change)
Place: 1st Floor, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnoloy (West side of the university mosque)
Texts: Different texts will be used for different parts of the course.
Projects: A paper, related to the part of the course being taught is given to the students each week. The students present the paper through presentation in class or by writing reports. The download/upload of the reports is done through the course page in 

The course agenda:

Introduction: Different solar cells and different issues to be covered in this course: transport inside semiconductor layers, transfer at the interfaces (L-S, S-S), charge carrier concentrations and device simulation, Related topics: Thermal solar cells, Perovskite cells, LEDs
Transport in solids: Simple Drude model (1)
Solid-solid interface: Schottkey and p-n junctions, ohmic contacts (2)
Solid-Liquid Interface: Adsorption, Helholtz double layer, Diffuse layer, Semiconductor space charge layer, Capacitance at the interface (1)
Electron transfer theories at solid-Liquid interface: re-organization energy, Marcus theory, Gerischer model (2)
Modeling of thin film solar cells: Physics and software modeling (2)
Thermal solar absorbers: Emmisivity and absorption/emission equilibrium, Optical properties of composite films (2)
Organic light emitting diodes (OLED): Structure and materials issues, Energetics and device performance, Transport in organic semiconductor, Modeling of transport in the device (3)
Perovskite solar cells: Physics of Provskite materials and its related slow dynamic processes (2)
Characterization of Solar Cells: I-V, Capacitance Spectroscopy, CELIV, Time-of-Flight Analysis (5)
Transport in disordered semiconductors: e-transport in mesoporous layers of DSCs (2)
Electrochemistry of Semiconductor-liquid interface: Charge transfer process at metal electrode- liquid interface ( diffusion  and kinetic controlled reactions and polarization) ,   Cyclic voltammetry  and  criteria for reversible and irreversible reactions,  current –potential curves at semiconductor  electrodes,  majority and minority carrier reactions, Quasi Fermi level concept and application to photocurrent (4)
Other related topics:
Photon management: Reflectivity at the interfaces, Reighley and Mie scattering, Examples in dye solar cells, Plasmonics for photon management
Electrochemical systems: Ionic transport, Interaction of ions and solvent, Electrochemical potential, Cell voltage
Photocatalysis and photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation: State of the art, Light absorption and e-h separation, reactions and process


* Nanostructured Solar Cells 1 is not requirement (pish niaz) of Nanostructured Solar Cells 2.