Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Mathematical Modelling and Materials Design and Optimization presents the latest information as edited from leaders in the field. It covers advances in DSSC design, fabrication and mathematical modelling and optimization, providing a comprehensive coverage of various DSSC advances that includes different system scales, from electronic to macroscopic level, and a consolidation of the results with fundamentals. The book is extremely useful as a monograph for graduate students and researchers, but is also a comprehensive, general reference on state-of-the-art techniques in modelling, optimization and design of DSSCs.
- Includes chapter contributions from worldwide leaders in the field
- Offers first-principles of modelling solar cells with different system scales, from the electronic to macroscopic level
- References, in a single resource, state-of-the-art techniques in modelling, optimization and design of DSSC
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1. Overview of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells 2. Mathematical Modeling of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells 3. Insights into Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells from Macroscopic-Scale First-Principles Mathematical Modeling 4. Charge Separation: From the Topology of Molecular Electronic Transitions to the Dye/Semiconductor Interfacial Energetics and Kinetics 5. Linear-Response and Real-Time, Time-Dependent DFT for Predicting Optoelectronic Properties of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells 6. Photovoltaic Performance of Natural Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study 7. Recent Advances on Porphyrin Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells 8. Beyond the Limitations of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells 9. Upconversion-Enhanced Dye Sensitized Solar Cells 10. Insights into Graphene-based Materials as Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells 11. Economical and Highly Efficient Non-Metal Counter Electrode Materials for Stable Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Masoud Soroush, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Soroush has been conducting research on polymers and polymer reaction engineering for more than 25 years. He has studied free-radical polymerization reactions experimentally and theoretically. Results of his work have been presented in a broad range of peer-reviewed journals globally.
K.S. Lau, Kenneth
Kenneth K.S. Lau, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Lau's research focuses on applying novel chemical vapor deposition approaches to the development of polymer thin film materials and devices, with applications in energy harvesting and storage, including dye sensitized solar cells, supercapacitors, and lithium ion batteries.