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NSE – 843 NanoTechnology and Photovoltaics
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title NanoTechnology and Photovoltaics
Course Code NSE – 843
Credit Hours 3
Course Objectives
  • This course will give idea about the new and current techniques based on nano-science for harnessing the solar energy by converting it to electrical energy.
  • It will provide an insight on how we can effectively and economically harness solar energy, without mass-producing very expensive conventional solar cells.
  • To provide understandings on how nanotechnology can provide the answer in the form of a new kind of solar cells, which is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and highly flexible in design.
Detail Content
  • Introduction to Photovoltaic Physics, Applications, and Technologies
  • Optical Properties of Nanostructures
  • Photovoltaic Device Physics on the Nanoscale
  • Nanostructured Organic Solar Cells Recent Progress in Quantum Well Solar Cells
  • Nanowire- and Nanotube-Based Solar Cells
  • Semiconductor Nanowires: Contacts and Electronic Properties
  • Quantum Dot Solar Cells, Luminescent Solar Concentrators
  • Nanoparticles for Solar Spectrum Conversion
  • Nano-plasmonics for Photovoltaic Applications
  • Future Manufacturing Methods for Nanostructured Photovoltaic Devices
Text/Ref Books
  • Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics: A State-of-the-Art Overview 430 pages. LuocasTsakalakos CRC Press 2010.
  • Nano materials for Energy Storage Applications Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers 2009 ISBN: 1-58883-120-5.      
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Amir Habib
Degree : PhD, Analytical and Technical Chemistry: University of Technology Vienna, Austria.