In this book, expert authors describe advanced solar photon conversion approaches that promise highly efficient photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical cells with sophisticated architectures on the one hand, and plastic photovoltaic coatings that are inexpensive enough to be disposable on the other. Their leitmotifs include light-induced exciton generation, junction architectures that lead to efficient exciton dissociation, and charge collection by percolation through mesoscale phases. Photocatalysis is closely related to photoelectrochemistry, and the fundamentals of both disciplines are covered in this volume.
Introduction (A J Nozik & M D Archer); Semiconductor Photoelectrochemistry (R Memming & R J D Miller); Non-Dye-Sensitised Regenerative Solar Cells (N S Lewis & P V Kamat); Dye-Sensitised Regenerative Solar Cells (M Gratzel & S-E Lindquist); Photoelectrochemical Storage Cells (G Hodes & S Licht); Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Molecular Donor-Acceptor Assemblies (J Miller et al.); Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Microheterogeneous Systems (K Kalyanasundaram & J-E Moser); Quantum Well and Quantum Dot Devices (A J Nozik); Hydrogen Production and Water Splitting (J A Turner & M Anpo); Carbon Dioxide Fixation (E Fujita & D L DuBois); Dark and Photoassisted Nitrogen Fixation (J L Dzi Gielewski); Photoreduction on Nitrogen on Titania in Gas-Phase Systems (G N Schrauzer); Photochemical Molecular Energy Storage (M D Archer); Solar Photochemical Synthesis of Useful Chemicals (M D Archer); Solar Photochemical Remediation of Air and Water (N Serpone & E Pelizzetti); Experimental Techniques for Characterisation of Photoelectrochemical Systems (L M Peter & H Tributsch); Electron Transfer Dynamics at Semiconductor/Liquid Interfaces (F Willig); Novel Materials for Photochemical and Photoelectrochemical Systems (R Tenne & J J Kelly).