Scientometric analysis of global solar cell research

Dutt, Bharvi


The present study examined 10905 world publication output in solar cell research for five different years, i.e. 1991, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 as indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-E). It found that global solar cell research effort is concentrated among twelve countries led by USA and followed by China where India is positioned at sixth place. The majority of output emerged from academic institutions and the major emphasis has been on aspects of research pertaining to chemical sciences. Chinese Academy of Sciences outperformed all other institutions, however, its impact was relatively lower than other prolific institutions. Making use of various bibliometric indicators the study evaluated various dimensions reflected by the world solar cell research output.


Scientometrics, solar cell, photovoltaics, world

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