Jun 13, 2024  
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ECE 5313 - Solar Cells and Applications


Credits: 3

This laboratory-oriented course explores the sun’s energy as a source of electrical power and the working principles of silicon and III-V solar cells. Covers characteristics of the sun, semiconductor properties, p n junctions, solar cell fabrication, and photovoltaic system design. Students fabricate and test silicon solar cells in the SMU cleanroom. Lectures and class discussions explain the basic operation of p-n junction diodes and solar cells along with the basics of device processing, including photolithography, oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, metallization, and etching. Prerequisite: ECE 3311  or permission of instructor.



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