Jenny Stanford Publishing
This textbook covers solar cells employing photoelectric dye molecules to harvest sunlight and convert the photons to charge carriers which produce electricity. It also examines dye-sensitized solar cells type molecular solar cells and includes sections on photochemistry, driving force, electron-transfer kinetics, charge carrier separation, charge transport processes, electrical contact properties, experimental techniques for characterization, etc. The principle of DSC has also become a part of the core-chemistry and energy science teaching and research. Many textbooks have sections or chapters dealing with DSC, this is the first devoted entirely to the subject.
Introduction. Overview of Materials, Operational Principals and Performance of Molecular Solar Cells. The Semiconductor/Molecular Absorber/Electrolyte Junction (N-Type Systems). Materials Science Aspects. The Internal Dynamics of DSC. Experimental Characterization Techniques. Commercialization Aspects. Future Outlook. Appendices.