Photoelectrochemical Materials and Energy Conversion Processes. Advances in Electrochemical Sciences and Engineering

  • ID: 2183352
  • Book
  • 374 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Volume 12

Photoelectrochemical Materials and Energy Conversion Processes

An International group of leading scientists from the field has contributed to the 12th volume in this series, covering a range of different types of solar cells and including a critical comparison of the different techniques available for manufacturing the semiconductors needed.

Solar power is a promising green energy source for the future, but at the present many fundamental questions still remain unanswered. This book focuses on investigating some of these central questions in this interdisciplinary field.

The result is an expert insight into the central questions surrounding photovoltaic materials and systems, reflecting the latest developments in this hot and timely green topic. This handy reference is a must–have for Electrochemists, Physical Chemists, Surface Chemists, Materials Scientists, and Physicists.

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Preface

APPLICATIONS OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY IN THE FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THIN–FILM SOLAR CELLS

Introduction

Electrochemical Routes to Thin–Film Solar Cells

Characterization of Solar Cell Materials using Electrolyte Contacts

Conclusions

TAILORING OF INTERFACES FOR THE PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF SOLAR ENERGY

Introduction

Operation Principles of Photoelectrochemical Devices

Surface and Interface Analysis Methods

Case Studies: Interface Conditioning

Photovoltaic, Photoelectrochemical Devices

Photoelectrocatalytic Devices

Synopsis

PRINTAB LE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR DYE–SENSITIZED PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS WITH FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES

Introduction: Historical Background

Low–Temperature Coating of Semiconduc tor Films

Photoelectric Performance of Plastic Dye–Sensitized Photocells

Polymer–Based Counter Electrodes with Printable Materials

Investigation of High–Extinction Sensitizers and Co–Adsorbents

Durability Development for Plastic DSSCs

Fabrication of Large–Area Plastic DSSC Modules

Concluding Remarks

ELECTRODEPOSTIED POROUS ZnO SENSITIZED BY ORGANIC DYES –

PROMISING MATERIALS FOR DYE–SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS WITH POTENTIAL APPLICATION IN LARGE–SCALE PHOTOVOLTAICS

Introduction

Electrodeposition –

A Well–Established Technology

Electrodeposition of ZnO Thin Films

Sensitization of ZnO

Alternative Sensitizer Molecules

Electrodeposition of Hybrid ZnO/Organic Thin Films

Porous Crystalline Networks of ZnO as Starting Material for Dye–Sensitized Solar Cells

Adaption of Electrodeposition Towards Specific Demands of Alternative Substrate Materials

State of the Art and Outlook

THIN–FILM SEMICONDUCTORS DEPOSITED IN NANOMETRIC SCALES BY ELECTROCHEMICAL AND WET CHEMICAL METHODS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CELL APPLICATIONS

Introduction

Materials and Composite Materials Fabrication

Systems Development

Conclusions and Perspectives

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"This book focuses on the electrochemical science aspects associated with photonic phenomena, photovoltaic materials and systems, as well as the engineering fundamentals surrounding their fabrication processes and functional capabilities". (ETDE Energy database, 2011)

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