Nanostructured Solar Cells 1
سلول های خورشیدی نانوساختاری 1

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

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Nima Taghavinia, Physics Department and Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Raheleh Mohammadpour, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Fariba Tajabadi, Materials and Energy Research Institute
PhD Course, 3 unit
2nd semester, 1395-96
Schedule: Monday- Wednesday 10:30-12:00
Place: 2nd Flour, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnoloy (West side of the university mosque)
Texts: Different texts will be used for different parts of the course. the texts for the first part of the course is:
1. Handbook of photovoltaic science and engineering / edited by Antonio Luque and Steven Hegedus, Wiley 2003

Syllabus of Nanostructured Solar Cells 1:

Broader context: Energy, Nanotechnology and the role of photovoltaic
Solar photons: Survey of solar light intensity and spectrum on the earth surface
Physics of solar cells: Introduction to semiconductors and the working principle of silicon solar cells
Dye sensitized solar cells: Structures, fabrication and working principles, transport in the mesoporous film, ion transport in the liquid electrolyte, Gel and solid state cells, Perovskite based solar cells
Characterization of solar cells: I-V tracing, Spectral response measurements, Measurement of transport/transfer properties (EIS, IMVS, IMPS), Transient spectroscopy methods
Organic solar cells: transport in organic semiconductors, conventional organic semiconductors, structure of organic cells, Mechanism of exciton generation/diffusion/dissociation
CIGS and CdTe thin film solar cells: Materials and fabrication issues, ink and print based cells, Physics of electron transport in thin film devices
Perovskite Solar Cells: State of the art, Configuration and materials issues, Energetics and physics of electron transfers
Colloidal quantum dot solar cells: State of the art, Physical principles, Multiple exciton generation