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Solar Systems Applications - BD1M13ASS

Main course
Credits 5
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 14KP+6KL
The aim of the course is to deepen the knowledge of the properties of semiconductor materials and structures that are important for a deeper understanding of the semiconductor components technology .
Study targets
To acquire knowledge of semiconductor materials and structures needed for deeper understanding of semiconductor devices
Course outlines
1. Basics of solid state physics
Adiabatic approximation.One-electron approximation.Bloch's Theorem

2. Movement of electron in crystal lattice in external electric and magnetic field
Holes and their basic properties

3. Band structure of the most important semiconductors
Semiconductors with diamond structure
Semiconductors with sphalerite structure

4. Crystal lattice disorders
Crystal lattice oscillations - Phonons. The interaction of phonons with electrons and holes
Localized defects, donors and acceptors

5. Statistics of electrons and holes in semiconductors
Density of states. Free charge carrier concentration

6. Non-degenerate semiconductors, compensated semiconductors, degenerate semiconductors,
Influence of temperature on carrier concentration

7. Transport phenomena in semiconductors. Boltzmann transport equation
Scattering mechanisms.

8. Conductivity of semiconductors, dependence on temperature and concentration of impurities
Hall effect, magnetoresistance. Transport phenomena in the presence of temperature gradient

9. Transport phenomena in strong electric fields
Gunn effect, impact ionization

10. Generation of non-equilibrium charge carriers
Optical generation of non-equilibrium charge carriers

11. Recombination of non-equilibrium carriers
Interband Radiation Recombination, Impact (Auger) Interband Recombination
Recombination through local centers. Surface recombination.

12. Diffusion and drift of non-equilibrium charge carriers

13. Non-homogeneous semiconductors and basic semiconductor structures
Semiconductors with inhomogeneous doping.. PN junction properties

14. Amorphous semiconductors
Exercises outlines
1. Crystal lattice, types of crystal lattices, symmetry elements
2. Reciprocal crystal lattice, Brilloun zones
3. Band structure of semiconductors - examples
4. Donors and acceptors in semiconductors
5. Calculation of Fermi level
6. Methods of semiconductor conductivity measurement
7. -11. Measurement of semiconductor materials parameters
12. Evaluation of experiments
13. Credit
M. Grundmann: The Physics of Semiconductors - An Introduction Including Nanophysics
and Applications, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Y. Yoshida and G. Langouche (editors): Defects and Impurities in Silicon Materials: An Introduction to Atomic-Level Silicon Engineering, Springer, Japan 2015

Benda V, Gowar J, Grant DA: Power semiconductor devices-theory and applications, Chichester, 1999, John Wiley & Sons.
Basic knowledge of mathematics and physics (including quantum theory)

Solar Systems Application - B1M13ASS

Credits 5
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
Solar energy. Photovoltaic phenomena. Photovoltaic cells and modules and their characteristics. Photovoltaic systems and their applications. Photo-thermal phenomena.Photo-thermal power stations. Significance, economic and environmental aspects of solar energy exploitation.
Study targets
To give students knowledge about basic solar energy application systems
Course outlines
1. Solar energy and basic forms of its exploitation
2. Influence of geographic position and climate on spectra and irradiance
3. Photovoltaic effect, photovoltaic cells, basic structure and characteristics
4. Construction and technology of photovoltaic cells
5. Construction and technology of photovoltaic modules
6. Basic types of photovoltaic systems
7. Converters for photovoltaic systems
8. Optimisation of PV system operating conditions
9. Energy storage systems
10. Basic economic and ecological aspects
11. Conversion solar energy to thermal energy
12. Solar power stations
13. Solar energy for high temperature technology
14. Present trends in the field of solar systems
Exercises outlines
1. Work organization, work safety in laboratory
2. Spectral sensitivity of PV cells - irradiation sensors
3. Simulation of photovoltaic cells and systems
4. Influence of technology on characteristics of photovoltaic cells
5. Effect of serial resistance on characteristics of PV
6. Influence of parallel resistance on PV cell characteristics
7. Effect of shading on different types of PV modules
8. Analysis of BY-PASS diode behavior in PV modules
9. Concentrator systems
10. Inverters for photovoltaic systems
11. Autonomous photovoltaic systems
12. Charging and discharging characteristics of basic types of accumulators
13. Inspection and diagnostics of PV systems
14. Assessment
[1] Gordon, J., et al: Solar Energy - the State of the Art, James & James(Science Publishesrs), London, 2001

[2] A. Luque and Steven Hegedus (editors), Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering,
2011 John Wiley & Sons
[3] A. Smets, K. Jäger, O. Isablla, R. van Swaaij and M. Zeman, Solar Energy, UIT Cambridge Ltd., Cambridge,2016

[4] T. M. Letcher and V. M. Fthenakis (editors) A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy
Systems With Special Focus on Photovoltaic Systems, 2018 Elsevier Inc
Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and power electronics