ECAM Engineering Program
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Degree
General Data
Academic program ECAM Engineering Program :
Type d'EC Classes
Lectures : 36h00
Personal work 114h00
Total duration : : 150
Status :
Period :
Semester 7 - STAFFORDSHIRE
Education language :
English
General objectives
This module is designed to give in-depth knowledg required to design and fabricate solar cell.

Learning Outcomes:
1. DEMONSTRATE A SYSTEMATIC UNDERSTANDING OF A BROAD RANGE OF TECHNICAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE FABRICATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVISES
2. APPLY A RANGE OF ADVANCED RESEARCH TECHNIQUES TO CHARACTERISE DEVICE PERFORMANCE.
3. CRITICALLY APPRAISE SUCCESS AND FAILURES OF PREVIOUS WORKS THROUGH EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENTS.
4. IDENTIFY AN APPROPRIATE TECHNIQUE OR SELECT APPROPRIATE MATERIAL SYNTHESIS TO ENHANCE EFFICIENCY.
Content
Semiconductors: Crystal Structures, Electronic States, Organic semiconductors, Doping and Carrier Transport, Optical properties of Semiconductors, Optical absorption, Excitonic states in Semiconductors, Semiconductor Junstion Theory, Photocurrent in a P-N Diode, Amorphous Silicon Solar cells, Fabrications, Resistive coating, RF Sputtering, Spin Coating, Optical/electrical and surface Characterisation, Efficiency measurements
Bibliography
Nanotechnology for photovoltaics, Loucas Tsakalakos, 2003, ISBN 978-1420076745

Organic Photovoltaics: Concepts and Realisation (Springer Series in Materials Science v.60), Christoph Brabec Dyakonov Jurgen Parisi Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci, 2003, ISBN 978-3540004059
Assessment(s)
Nature Coefficient Observable objectives
1Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3.Written exam
2Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 4.Practical work