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Photovoltaic materials and solar cells made using inorganic materials


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Solar cells - principles of operation, the main designs and methods of fabrication

Date and Time

04 February 2013 - 18:15-20:00


Newcastle, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Northumbria local network.

About this event

After a brief historical introduction and a discussion of the principles of operation of solar cells, the main designs and methods of fabrication of commercially available solar cells are discussed. The different technologies included are solar cells made using crystalline silicon, multi-crystalline silicon and the III-V compounds, and thin film devices made using hydrogenated amorphous silicon, microcrystalline silicon, cadmium telluride and copper indium gallium diselenide. Advanced cell designs for producing high efficiencies are also discussed including multi-junction devices, intermediate bandgap cells, up/down converter type cells, hot carrier cells and micro-antennae solar cells. The applications of the different cell types are also discussed.

Professor Miles is a Professor of Physics at Northumbria University.

He has also significantly contributed to a wide range of research activities largely based on the development of novel materials for application in thin film photovoltaic solar cell devices.


From 17:30 hours - Refreshments (served in Staff bar)
18:15 Hours - Lecture (Room EBA001)

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