Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes. Micro and Nano Technologies

  • ID: 4593641
  • Book
  • 500 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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 the electron and hole transporting layers.

Specifically, the book reviews the use of nano-morphology of polymers, small molecules, and the organic-inorganic perovskites as the active layers in solar cells and LEDs. The design, fabrication and properties of metal-oxide-based nano-structures as electron and hole transporting layers are also reviewed. In addition, the development of plasmonic nanomaterials for 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 highlighted. The book includes applications based on materials and emphasize how to improve the performance of solar cells and LEDs by the materials design, with a focus on nanomaterials.

  • Provides latest research on nanostructured materials including small molecules, polymers, organic-inorganic perovskites, and many other relevant materials systems for solar cells and LEDs
  • 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 most likely techniques to improve performance of solar cells and light emitting diodes
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1. Fundamentals of solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs)
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
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Gao, Feng
Feng Gao is an Associate Professor and Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Linköping University in Sweden. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2011, followed by a Marie Curie postdoc fellowship at Linköping University. He received the ERC Starting Grant in 2016. His group currently focuses on the research into solution-processed energy materials and devices, mainly based on organic semiconductors and metal halide perovskites.
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