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TMT4322 - Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Nanostructures

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer

Course content

Electronic structure of semiconductors and nanostructured materials. Carrier statistics and transport. Optical processes. Recombination. Charge separation in Schottky barriers and pn-junctions. Characteristics in dark and under illumination. Loss mechanisms and efficiency in pn-junction cells. Thin-film cells. Amorphous solar cells.Charge separation in nanostructured materials. Dye-sensitized solar cells. Photovoltaic effect in organic and carbon-based systems. Quantum wells, superlattices, relaxation of hot electrons and holes, multiple-exciton generation. Tandem solar cells and intermediate-band solar cells.

Learning outcome

The course emphasizes charge separation upon photon absorption as the central process in photovoltaic devices, and will give the student an overview of mechanisms for charge separation in conventional and nanostructured materials. The student shall also be able to perform quantitative calculations associated with these processes.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and problem sets. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Course materials will be given upon course startup.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2012

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

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Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:
  • Svein Sunde
Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2012-05-31 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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