Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes discusses the importance of nanomaterials as the active layers in solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs), along with the progress of nanomaterials as electron and hole transporting layers. Specifically, the book reviews the use of quantum dots (PbS and CdSe), nano-morphology of polymers, small molecules and the organic-inorganic perovskites (lead based and non-lead based perovskites) as the active layers in solar cells and LEDs. In addition, the development of metal oxides, such as TiO2, ZnO and NiO, as electron and hole transporting layers in solar cells and LEDs is discussed.
Each topic in this book includes an overview of the materials system from principles to process. The advantages, disadvantages and related methodologies are also highlighted, and the book includes applications based on materials, emphasizing how to improve the performance of solar cells and LEDs.
- Provides the latest research on nanostructured materials, including quantum dots, molecules, organic-inorganic perovskites, nanotextured Silicon, III-V crystal, and many other relevant materials systems
- Addresses each promising materials system, from principles to process, detailing the advantages and disadvantages of the most relevant methods of processing and fabrication
- Looks ahead to likely techniques that will improve the performance of solar cells and light emitting diodes
2. Inorganic quantum dots solar cells
3. Inorganic quantum dots LEDs
4. Nanostructures in polymer solar cells
5. Nanostructures in polymer LEDs
6. Small-molecule based organic solar cells
7. Small-molecule based organic LEDs
8. Three dimensional organic-inorganic perovskites in solar cells
9. Two dimensional organic-inorganic perovskites in LEDs
10. Nanotextured Silicon solar cells
11. III-V crystals for LEDs
12. Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar cells
13. Nanomaterials in dye-sensitized solar cells
14. Metal oxides as transporting layers in solar cells
15. Metal oxides as transporting layers in LEDs
Feng Gao is an Associate Professor and Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Linköping University in Sweden. He received the ERC Starting Grant in 2016. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2011, followed by a Marie Curie postdoc fellowship at Linköping University. His group currently focuses on the research into solution-processed energy materials and devices, mainly based on organic semiconductors and metal halide perovskites.