Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Advanced Silicon - Solar Cells

Course content

The course will be given in spring 2017. The course will give a performance of the different structure elements of solar cells (contacts, doping, pn-junctions, etc.). 
Directional solidification and growth process. 
Precipitation and the effect of precipitates on material properties. 
Characterization of silicon wafers: 
- Preparation of wafers (polishing, etching, etc.). 
- Grain boundaries, grain size and grain orientations (SEM, EBSD. etc.). 

Energy and Environmental Physics

NTNU Physics Energy TFY4300 Energy and Environmental Physics Autumn 7,5

The energy budget of the earth, the green house effect, radiation, atmospheric changes due to human activities. Methods and the physical basis for exploitation of conventional (fossil fuels and nuclear energy) and renewable energy sources (solar radiation, wind, bio mass, ocean waves, tidal and geothermal energy).

Energy resources

NTNU Physics Energy FY2290 Energy resources Spring 7,5


The course will cover energy resources and their role in modern society, with both national and global perspectives. The present and future impacts of nuclear and fossil fuels on the environment will be explored. Energy technologies and use of solar, wind, hydro and biomass energy resources will be introduced, and the relationship between public policy and resource usage will be discussed.