Nov. 02, 2009
Energy generation using photovoltaic devices is regarded as an important component in overcoming future energy shortages. This is reflected in a dramatic increase in photovoltaic production and demand. In the research and development of photovoltaic devices, the primary goals are to increase the conversion efficiency of the solar cells or to improve the production process. For these studies, a detailed knowledge of the micro- and nanostructures along with the chemical properties is essential for further improvements.