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eBook Principles of Solar Cells, LEDs and Diodes: The role of the PN junction ePub

by Adrian Kitai

  • ISBN: 1444318349
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Adrian Kitai
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Pages: 334
  • ePub book: 1177 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1138 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Semiconductor Physics, The PN Junction Diode, Photon Emission and Absorption, The Solar Cell, Light .

Semiconductor Physics, The PN Junction Diode, Photon Emission and Absorption, The Solar Cell, Light Emitting Diodes, Organic Semiconductors, OLEDs and Solar Cells. Containing student problems at the end of each chapter and worked example problems throughout, this textbook is intended for senior level undergraduate students doing courses in electrical engineering, physics and materials science.

This book covers the two most important applications of semiconductor diodes - solar cells and LEDs - together with quantitative coverage of the physics of the p-n junction. The reader will gain a thorough understanding of p-n junctions as the text begins with semiconductor and junction device fundamentals and extends to the practical implementation of semiconductors in both photovoltaic and LED devices. Treatment of a range of important semiconductor materials and device structures is also presented in a readable manner.

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Today semiconductor p-n junction diode devices are experiencing substantial growth: solar cells are used on an unprecedented scale in the renewable energy industry; and light emitting diodes (LEDs) are revolutionizing energy.

Today semiconductor p-n junction diode devices are experiencing substantial growth: solar cells are used on an unprecedented scale in the renewable energy industry; and light emitting diodes (LEDs) are revolutionizing energy efficient lighting. These two emerging industries based on p-n junctions make a significant contribution to the reduction in fossil fuel consumption. This textbook introduces the physical concepts required for a comprehensive understanding of p-n junction devices, light emitting diodes and solar cells. Semiconductor devices have made a major impact on the way we work and live.

Описание: This book gives a comprehensive description of the physics and applications of resonant tunnelling diodes. The opening chapters of the book set out the basic principles of coherent tunnelling theory. modern applications, Covers solar cells and LEDs and their potential impact on energy generation and reduction, Includes a chapter on nanotransistors to prepare students and professionals for the future, Provides results of detailed numerical simulations to compare with analytical solutions, End-of-chapter exercises, Online lecture slides for undergraduate and graduate courses.

The book will cover the two most important applications of semiconductor diodes – solar cells and LEDs - together with quantitative coverage of the physics of the PN junction at the senior undergraduate level.

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This textbook introduces the physical concepts requiredfor a comprehensive understanding of p-n junction devices, lightemitting diodes and solar cells.

Semiconductor devices have made a major impact on the way wework and live. Today semiconductorp-n junction diode devices are experiencing substantial growth:solar cells are used on an unprecedented scale in the renewableenergy industry; and light emitting diodes (LEDs) arerevolutionizing energy efficient lighting. These two emergingindustries based on p-n junctions make a significant contributionto the reduction in fossil fuel consumption.

This book covers the two most important applications ofsemiconductor diodes - solar cells and LEDs - together withquantitative coverage of the physics of the p-n junction.  Thereader will gain a thorough understanding of p-n junctions as thetext begins with semiconductor and junction device fundamentals andextends to the practical implementation of semiconductors in bothphotovoltaic and LED devices.  Treatment of a range ofimportant semiconductor materials and device structures is alsopresented in a readable manner.

Topics are divided into the following six chapters:

• Semiconductor Physics• The PN Junction Diode• Photon Emission and Absorption• The Solar Cell• Light Emitting Diodes• Organic Semiconductors, OLEDs and Solar Cells

Containing student problems at the end of each chapter andworked example problems throughout, this textbook is intended forsenior level undergraduate students doing courses in electricalengineering, physics and materials science. Researchers working onsolar cells and LED devices, and those in the electronics industrywould also benefit from the background information the bookprovides.

Comments

Kamuro Kamuro
The subtitle of Adrian Kitai's text on photo-emissive and photovoltaic devices is "The Role of the PN Junction." This is a good description of the book, which begins with the physics of conductors, semiconductors, and the junctions on which many devices depend.

The operation and modelling of these devices depends on quantum-mechanical behavior, and well-established engineering theory provides a working understanding without sinking the student into a bottomless lake of theoretical physics. From this foundation, Kitai proceeds through various devices and the particular theory needed to explain each one, including special-case effects at work, completing the treatment with a description of the current state of the art in materials, devices, and applications. End of chapter problems appear to be well-crafted to develop design skill from the chapter, but they are limited in number and there is little time or space to present worked-out examples.

The presentation is lucid and the language clear. The slightly formal style should be familiar to technical readers. Diagrams are abundant and well-labelled. The presentation of the math looks clear, but the alert reader will proceed slowly and carefully in such waters.

The reader who wishes to profit from this book should have a solid grounding in general engineering mathematics and physics as well as at least the first two and one half years of a strong Electrical Engineering program. It may also be suitable at the professional level. Some parts of the book will become dated as the state of the art advances; others, including the mathematics and core semiconductor behavior, will probably be valid for at least another decade.
Cesar Cesar
Given all of the recent excitement around the topics of clean/renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency and the embryonic re-birth of (high-tech) manufacturing in the developed, industrialized world, Professor Kitai's book on PV and LED theory really is timely.

This book has a number of merits. In six detailed chapters, the book covers all of the mainstream theory behind PV and LED applications from the standpoint of the semiconductor quite adequately. Each of the six chapters making up the book (plus three appendices covering physical constants, semiconductor properties and supporting theory) is very well organized and arguably could be seen as booklets in and of themselves. I especially liked how each chapter was organized, first with an overview of the objectives of the chapter and a general introduction giving the plan of the chapter, a chapter summary, four to six brief suggestions for further reading related to the chapter topics and about a couple of dozen problems (unfortunately, without solutions). Most of the reading suggestions are fairly recent publications in the field, pretty much guaranteeing that students get exposed to very latest advances in the field. While the book contains a good helping of Greek, integrals and derivatives, one can tell that the author took great pains to economize on the use of formulae, thus ensuring that only absolute necessary mathematics are presented to bring about understanding of the topics.

However, the book also has a few minor demerits. First, there are no solutions to the problems presented at the end of the chapter, and within the chapter, there is a paucity of worked problems. The good professor can mostly be forgiven for this one given that most of the end-of-chapter problems are more qualitative, encouraging the student/reader to seek out additional information on the web or sketch out solutions. Second, while the author did write in the active voice (which in itself is a great relief when reading any theoretical physics book- trust me), the writing was a bit stilted and very repetitive, with the author beginning, it seemed, just about every other sentence with the word `Consider...". Third, although the textbook comes replete with oodles of graphs, diagrams and charts, all in black and white, the book generally lacks color, making it a bit bland. Fourth, and admittedly a very minor demerit, the book is soft-cover- a definite no-no for a serious theoretical text like this one, which, by the way, is quite accessible (I am not a physical sciences major, but even I, given my admittedly poor grades in upper division engineering coursework, could follow the narrative). Finally, I did find a major and glaring omission within the book: Table 3.1 on luminescence types on Page 124 is missing a key entry- that on bioluminescence (and yes, saying that bioluminescence is a chemical process as opposed to a physical one and thus OK to neglect in a text detailing the semi-conductor basis for PV and LED applications is, frankly, a bit of a dodge).

Overall, this textbook is long on theory, but light on application. Although it contains lots of graphs, charts and diagrams, it has no cool pictures of the actual devices whose function revolves around the underlying theory presented in the book. Granted, there's one black and white pic/graphic of an odd-looking LED device on page 246, but that's about it. This is a bit of a let-down, as it's the really cool PV and LED devices that generate the interest in the subject, and it would have been nice if the reader could, at least on occasion, go ooh-and-aah over them. Here, I am thinking specifically about some of the more conceptual designs as well as the blandly commercial ones that resulted from the efforts such as those of the US Department of Energy/Sandia Labs LED lighting challenge, the ongoing work of the Center for LED lighting at Rochester Institute of Technology or some of the work being undertaken in the private sector by the likes of GE, Phillips and Siemens.

Still, the book does live up to its intended purpose as a suitable introductory textbook on the topic for upper-level undergraduate students, and future editions of this book should endeavor to add a little color and perhaps get some collaboration, in the form of submissions of cool pictures and diagrams of PV and LED devices (in color please) from a few of the leading private sector and academic groups working in the field. In sum, the author gets kudos for publishing a very well organized and accessible theoretical book on a hot- and growing hotter- topic.
great ant great ant
Ok, yes, this is a text book. The math can be daunting if you are not in the field or been out of college longer than say 5 years (or less for many). But the future of both our energy systems, display/feedback visuals, and other non-yet discovered application converge in this P/N domain which is the practical application of both absorbing and emitting light.

The author is an expert in the subject. He was/is part of the faculty of McMaster University which developed flexible solar cell strips able to be applied in practical real-world applications. The physics presented in the book is solid and complete.

I appreciated some of the extra lengths that the book went to in order to provide macro-views at this field rather than just the equations. For instance Figure 4.16 "Best research solar cell efficiencies achieved in a given year.".

My only reservations with book and the field, are that we are promoting these technologies and synthetics such as fullerenes, but the industry has yet to come to grips with the tremendous amounts of pollutants and toxic byproducts of these principles once put into the manufacturing process. It's one thing to say we are creating 'green' technologies. But if we do not strive for either closed-loop manufacturing and/or totally organic or inert byproducts, then we are not much better of than the fossil industries. Of course those issues are outside the scope of this book.