An interdisciplinary guide to the newest solar cell technology for efficient renewable energy
Rational Design of Solar Cells for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion explores the development of the most recent solar technology and materials used to manufacture solar cells in order to achieve higher solar energy conversion efficiency. The text offers an interdisciplinary approach and combines information on dye–sensitized solar cells, organic solar cells, polymer solar cells, perovskite solar cells, and quantum dot solar cells.
The text contains contributions from noted experts in the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering. The authors review the development of components such as photoanodes, sensitizers, electrolytes, and photocathodes for high performance dye–sensitized solar cells. In addition, the text puts the focus on the design of material assemblies to achieve higher solar energy conversion. This important resource:
- Offers a comprehensive review of recent developments in solar cell technology
- Includes information on a variety of solar cell materials and devices, focusing on dye–sensitized solar cells
- Contains a thorough approach beginning with the fundamental material characterization and concluding with real–world device application.
- Presents content from researchers in multiple fields of study such as physicists, engineers, and material scientists
Written for researchers, scientists, and engineers in university and industry laboratories, Rational Design of Solar Cells for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion offers a comprehensive review of the newest developments and applications of solar cells with contributions from a range of experts in various disciplines.
Chapter 1: Progress on highly efficient and low cost dye sensitized solar cells
Chapter 2: Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for Dye–Sensitized Solar Cells
Chapter 3: Co–Sensitization Strategies for Dye–Sensitized Solar Cells
Chapter 4: Advantage of Polymer Electrolytes towards Dye–Sensitized Solar cells
Chapter 5: A new insights on carbon based nanostructured counter electrode materials for Dye–Sensitized Solar Cells
Chapter 6: Highly stable and efficient inverted organic solar cells based on novel interfacial layers
Chapter 7: Fabrication of metal top electrode via solution based printing technique for efficient inverted organic solar cells
Chapter 8: Polymer Solar Cells An Energy Technology for Future
Chapter 9: Perovskite Solar cells:–A novel Photovoltaic technology
Chapter 10: Organic–Inorganic hybrid Perovskite and its optoelectronic properties for solar cell applications
Chapter 11: Hot Electrons Role in Biomolecule based Quantum Dot Hybrid Energy Conversion System
Alagarsamy Pandikumar, Ph.D. is a Scientist at the Functional Materials Division, CSIR–Central Electrochemical Research Institute, and leads the Solar Energy Materials Research Group.
Ramasamy Ramaraj Ph.D., is a CSIR–Emeritus Scientist in the School of Chemistry, at Madurai Kamaraj University, where he continues his research work on photoelectrochemistry.