Wednesday, February 8, 2012

IEEE EDS Webinar: Physics and Technology of Advanced Solar Cells

This email is being sent on behalf of Paul Yu, EDS President,

and Meyya Meyyappan, EDS Vice President of Educational Activities.

Dear Colleague,

As part of our commitment to enhancing the value of membership in EDS, and to advancing the society's mission of fostering the professional growth of its members, we are pleased to invite you to attend a very special Webinar entitled Physics and Technology of Advanced Solar Cells presented by EDS Distinguished Lecturer and IEEE Fellow Prof. Vikram Dalal of Iowa State University.  More info available at

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 14 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (USA). Register for this event

This event is the follow-up to Prof. Dalal's successful talk entitled Introduction to Physics and Technology of Solar Cells which we presented in December.

Watch Replay.

(Note, you will need your IEEE web account login to register and access the video replay)

Title: Physics and Technology of Advanced Solar Cells
Abstract: The Shockley-Queisser (SQ) limit establishes an upper bound to the conversion efficiency of a single junction solar cell. In this talk, the various approaches to overcome the SQ limit will be discussed.  Multiple junction solar cells, multi-exciton solar cells, intermediate gap solar cells, and photon up and down conversion to increase efficiency beyond the SQ limit will also be addressed.  Multi-junction approaches have succeeded in producing highly efficient III-V solar cells.

In addition, Prof. Dalal will discuss thin film solar cells.  These cells, which use polycrystalline, amorphous or organic materials with inferior electronic properties, are now beginning to be widely used for both large scale utility power and for building-integrated and isolated products.  Prof. Dalal will address the special physical considerations needed to make efficient solar cells out of these materials, including new schemes for enhancing optical absorption and discuss the status of various technologies.

Attendance will be limited to 500 attendees, offered on a first come, first served basis.  As this event is being offered exclusively
to EDS members we request that you do not forward this invitation. Also, given the overwhelming response to our previous webinar,
it would help if you could team up with other EDS members at your institution and thus save a log in port.


Paul Yu,
EDS President

Meyya Meyyappan,
EDS Vice President of Educational Activities.

IEEE, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

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