The course will give the students an advanced understanding of photovoltaic conversion principles from photons to electricity. Some selected topics will be discussed in the context of current research.
After this course the student will be able to do solar cell research work in selected areas under supervision. The student will be able to analyze theoretical problems and apply results to experimental studies.
After this course the student will be able to present advanced concepts in a professional manner.
The course will contain selected topics from the following list:
Electrons and holes in semiconductors
Generation and Recombination
Monocrystalline Solar Cells
Thin Film Solar Cells
Energy, Entropy and Efficiency
Hot Carrier Cells
Up- and down-conversion
Multiple Electron-Hole Pairs, Impurity and Multiband Cells