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.
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
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.