The need to address the energy problem and formulate a lasting solution to tame climate change has never been so urgent. The rise of various renewable energy sources, such as solar cell technologies, has given humanity a glimpse of hope that can delay the catastrophic effects of these problems after decades of neglect.
This review volume provides in-depth discussion of the fundamental photophysical processes as well as the state-of-the-art device engineering of various emerging photovoltaic technologies, including organic (fullerene, non-fullerene, and ternary), dye-sensitized (ruthenium, iron, and quantum dot), and hybrid metal-halide perovskite solar cells. The book is essential reading for graduate and postgraduate students involved in the photophysics and materials science of solar cell technologies.
Table of Contents
1. Fullerene-Based Polymer Solar Cells
Wanzhu Cai, Zesen Lin, and Lintao Hou
2. Non-Fullerene-Based Polymer Solar Cells
3. Ternary Sensitization of Organic Solar Cells: A Multifunctional Concept to boost Power Conversion Efficiency
Negar Kazerouni, Marcella Guenther, Barry C. Thompson, and Tayebeh Ameri
4. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Photophysics of Coordination Complex
Vanira Trifiletti and Norberto Manfredi
5. Fe Complexes as Photosensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Yizhu Liu and Kenneth Wärnmark
6. Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells
Huifang Geng and Kaibo Zheng
7. Time-Resolved Spectroscopic Studies of Perovskites
8. Using First-Principles Simulations to Understand Perovskite Solar Cells and the Underlying Opto-Electronic Mechanisms
Carlito S. Ponseca, Jr., is assistant professor at Biomolecular and Organic Electronics, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University, Sweden. He has been investigating ultrafast photophysical processes in different emerging photovoltaic materials over the past ten years. Primarily using time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy, and in tandem with other ultrafast optical absorption and emission spectroscopy techniques, he has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed papers on early-time charge carrier dynamics of organic, inorganic, dye- and quantum dot-sensitized, and perovskite-based solar cells.