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Molecular Solar Cells

1st Edition

By Anders Hagfeldt

Jenny Stanford Publishing

350 pages

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Hardback: 9789814267045
pub: 2018-12-31
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Description

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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Anders Hagfeldt is regarded as one of the world's leading researchers into dye-sensitised solar cells. Using various methods and new nanostructured materials, he and his research team have succeeded in substantially improving the efficiency of these third-generation solar cells. Anders Hagfeldt is regarded as a highly creative scientist who throughout his fundamental research never loses sight of the industrial application. His appointment significantly strengthens EPFL's global position in the field of solar cell research.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science