MATS 4312: Principles and Applications of Solar Cells

3 Credits

This course begins with a discussion of current energy conversion and consumption before focusing on the working principles and applications of solar cells. Students will understand the operation of solar cells based on optical absorption, carrier generation and recombination, and charge separation in semiconductors. Several different materials platforms for solar cells are discussed including monocrystalline, thin film (inorganic, organic, and hybrid semiconductors), and tandem devices. Students will also develop an understanding of associated cost and economic considerations.

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