Counter Electrodes for Dye-sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells

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  • Book
  • 680 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A guide to one of the most important aspects for affordable and highly efficient dye–sensitized solar cells

Dye–sensitized solar cells have the potential to be one of the most promising photovoltaic technologies for production of renewable and clean energy. Counter Electrodes for Dye–Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells offers an introduction to the various types of counter electrode catalysts for dye–sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells, including metal and metal compounds, carbon materials, polymers, and composites. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the book contains a discussion of the design and synthesis of the catalysts, characterization and stability of the devices, as well as calculations on properties.

The contributors cover a wide range of topics including information on: carbon nanotubes electrocatalysts for I–mediated dye–sensitized solar cells; Pt–loaded composite electrocatalysts for I–mediated dye–sensitized solar cells; metal contact electrodes for perovskite solar cells; and much more. The book also includes insight into the future developments in the field.

This important resource

  • Covers the various types of counter electrode catalysts and presents design strategies, synthesis methods, theoretical calculation and stability evaluation
  • Includes information on low–cost counter electrode catalysts and commercial applications of dye–sensitized sensitized solar cells
  • Disscuses how electrode catalysts can be applied in a range of fields, such as solar cells, fuel cells, hydrogen production, and photocatalysis
  • Offers contributions from leading experts in the field including Anders Hagfeldt, one of the world′s leading researchers in this field

Written for materials scientists, solid state chemists, electrochemists, catalytic chemists, solid state physicists, and chemical industry professionals, Counter Electrodes for Dye–Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to dye–sensitized solar cells. 

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Chapter 1 Electro–catalysts for Dye–sensitized Solar Cells –an Overview

PART I COUNTER ELECTRODE CATALYSTS FOR I–MEDIATED DYE–SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS

Chapter 2 Pt

Chapter 3 Metal and Alloy

Chapter 7 Transition Metal Compounds including TMCs/TMCs nanohybrids

Chapter 4 Carbon Materials including Carbon/Carbon nanohybrids

Chapter 5 Carbon Nanotubes

Chapter 6 Graphene

Chapter 8 Conductive Polymers including Polymers/polymers nanohybrids

Chapter 14 Polycomponent materials

PART II COMPOSITES AS COUNTER ELECTRODE CATALYSTS FOR I–MEDIATED DYE–SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS

Chapter 9 Pt–loaded Composites

Chapter 10 TMCs/Carbon Composites

Chapter 11 TMCs/Polymers Composites

Chapter 12 Carbon/Polymers Composites

Chapter 13 Carbon/TMCs/Polymers Composites

PART III COUNTER ELECTRODE CATALYSTS FOR SPECIAL TYPES OF DYE–SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS

Chapter 15 Counter Electrode Catalysts for Co–mediated Dye–sensitized Solar Cells

Chapter 16 Counter Electrode Catalysts for T–mediated Dye–sensitized Solar Cells

Chapter 17 Counter Electrode Catalysts for Cu–mediated Dye–sensitized Solar Cells

Chapter 18 Counter Electrode Catalysts for Solid state Dye–sensitized Solar Cells

Chapter 19 Metal–based Counter Electrode Catalysts for Perovskite Solar Cells

Chapter 20 Carbon–based Counter electrode Catalysts for Perovskite Solar Cells

PART IV STABILITIES AND CALCULATIONS

Chapter 21 Stability Assessment for Dye–sensitized Solar Cells

Chapter 22 First–principles Density Functional Theory and ab initio Car–Parrinello Molecular Dynamics Calculations for Dye–sensitized Solar Cells

Chapter 23 First–principles Density Functional Theory Calculations for Perovskite Solar Cells

Appendix: Cell Efficiency Table of Cells with Counter Electrode Catalysts

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Sining Yun, PhD, is Professor in the School of Materials and Mineral Resources at Xi′an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China.

Anders Hagfeldt, PhD, is Professor in Physical Chemistry at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland. 

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