Earth-Abundant Materials for Solar Cells: Cu2-II-IV-VI4 by Sadao Adachi

By Sadao Adachi

Systematically describes the actual and fabrics houses of copper-based quaternary chalcogenide semiconductor fabrics, allowing their power for photovoltaic equipment applications.

Intended for scientists and engineers, specifically, within the fields of multinary semiconductor physics and numerous photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices.

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