Nanostructures and Films Based On Classical Wide Gap Semiconductors for Photovoltaic Applications


Anatoliy Opanasyuk
Head of Electronic and Computer Department, Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine

Denys Kurbatov
Sumy State University, Chief of Scientific-Research Department, Sumy, Ukraine

Halyna Khlyap
Researcher, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

Design of high-effective photovoltaic devices needs not only nanoscaled materials and structures but also classical semiconductors with various widths of the gap and microscaled heterojunctions. This book reviews and describes the principal physical chemical properties of wide gap semiconductors. The authors consider methods of fabricating films and nanostructures with controllable characteristics.

The structural properties are presented and the optical and electrical characteristics and effects of different defects (structural and point defects, one- and two-dimensional defects) are also presented. The book also discusses the current mechanisms and influence of the material interface perfectness and electrical characteristics of heterostructures based on thin films of PbS and solid solution ZnCdHgTe. The book shows unique properties of nanostructured metallic cluster contacts obtained by chemical technology for high effective solar cells. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Optical and Structural Properties of A2B6-based Structures

Led Sulfide and Mercury-cadmium-zink-telluride Thin Film-based Heterostructures

Improving Contacts for High-effective Solar Cells



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