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HW#1 Resources:

The Transistor: From Germanium to Silicon to Integrated Circuit (1947-1960)

From the Transistor to the Laser & Light Emitting Diode

HW#2 Resources:

Band bowing and band alignment in InGaN alloys 

HW#3 Resources:

Advanced information on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2000

The History of Semiconductor Heterostructures Research



HW#4 Resources:

LED lighting makes new demands on color measurements

HW#5 Resources:

Light and Color

Scientific Background on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

Origin of efficiency droop in GaN-based light-emitting diodes

HW#6 Resources:

Black body radiation

Depletion widths of junctions

Reflection refraction waveguiding

LEDs are workhorses with applications far beyond lighting

HW#7 Resources:

Solid-state lighting with wide band gap semiconductors




HW#8 Resources:

Solar Jobs Census

Evaluating the Causes of Photovoltaics Cost Reduction: Why is PV different?

Why do we go solar?

Material Database

HW#9 Resources:

Best Research Cell Efficiencies

Fraunhofer ISE sets CPV module efficiency record of 43.4%

First Solar raises CdTe PV cell conversion efficiency record from 21.5% to 22.1%

US Generators See $2 Billion Loss from Rooftop Solar Growth

Detailed Balance Limit of Efficiency of p‐n Junction Solar Cells

Sunlight brighter than the Sun

HW#10 Resources:

Concentration of sunlight to solar-surface levels using non-imaging optics

Maximum Efficiency of an Ideal Solar Cell Containing One and Two Intermediate Bands

A new simulation software of solar cells—wxAMPS



HW#11 Resources:

Photovoltaic materials: Present efficiencies and future challenges

What Makes a Good Solar Cell?