Photoelectrochemical Materials and Energy Conversion Processes (Advances in Electrochemical Sciences and Engineering)

Photoelectrochemical Materials and Energy Conversion Processes (Advances in Electrochemical Sciences and Engineering)

By: Phil N. Ross (series_editor), Dieter M. Kolb (series_editor), Jacek Lipkowski (series_editor), Richard C. Alkire (series_editor)Hardback

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An international group of leading scientists from the field has contributed to the 12th volume in this series, covering a range of different types of solar cells and including a critical comparison of the different techniques available for manufacturing the semiconductors needed. The result is an expert insight the central questions surrounding photovoltaic materials and systems, reflecting the latest developments in this hot and timely green topic.

About Author

Richard C. Alkire is Professor Emeritus of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Charles and Dorothy Prizer Chair at the University of Illinois, Urbana, USA. He obtained his degrees at Lafayette College and University of California at Berkeley. He has received numerous prizes, including Vittorio de Nora Award and Lifetime National Associate award from National Academy. Dieter M. Kolb is Professor of Electrochemistry at the University of Ulm, Germany. He received his undergraduate and PhD degrees at the Technical University of Munich. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA. He worked as a Senior Scientist at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Berlin and completed his habilitation at the Free University of Berlin, where he also was Professor. Prof. Kolb has received many prizes and is a member of several societies. Jacek Lipkowski is Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Guelph, Canada. His research interests focus on surface analysis and interfacial electrochemistry. He has authored over 120 publications and is a member of several societies, including a Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry. Philip N. Ross has recently retired from his position as a Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his academic degrees at Yale University, New Haven, CT, and University of Delaware, Newark, DL. He has received the David C. Grahame Award of the Electrochemical Society, and is a member of several Committees and Advisory Boards.

Contents

Preface APPLICATIONS OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY IN THE FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS Introduction Electrochemical Routes to Thin-Film Solar Cells Characterization of Solar Cell Materials using Electrolyte Contacts Conclusions TAILORING OF INTERFACES FOR THE PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF SOLAR ENERGY Introduction Operation Principles of Photoelectrochemical Devices Surface and Interface Analysis Methods Case Studies: Interface Conditioning Photovoltaic, Photoelectrochemical Devices Photoelectrocatalytic Devices Synopsis PRINTAB LE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR DYE-SENSITIZED PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS WITH FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES Introduction: Historical Background Low-Temperature Coating of Semiconduc tor Films Photoelectric Performance of Plastic Dye-Sensitized Photocells Polymer-Based Counter Electrodes with Printable Materials Investigation of High-Extinction Sensitizers and Co-Adsorbents Durability Development for Plastic DSSCs Fabrication of Large-Area Plastic DSSC Modules Concluding Remarks ELECTRODEPOSTIED POROUS ZnO SENSITIZED BY ORGANIC DYES - PROMISING MATERIALS FOR DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS WITH POTENTIAL APPLICATION IN LARGE-SCALE PHOTOVOLTAICS Introduction Electrodeposition - A Well-Established Technology Electrodeposition of ZnO Thin Films Sensitization of ZnO Alternative Sensitizer Molecules Electrodeposition of Hybrid ZnO/Organic Thin Films Porous Crystalline Networks of ZnO as Starting Material for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Adaption of Electrodeposition Towards Specific Demands of Alternative Substrate Materials State of the Art and Outlook THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTORS DEPOSITED IN NANOMETRIC SCALES BY ELECTROCHEMICAL AND WET CHEMICAL METHODS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CELL APPLICATIONS Introduction Materials and Composite Materials Fabrication Systems Development Conclusions and Perspectives

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  • ISBN13: 9783527328598
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 374
  • ID: 9783527328598
  • weight: 894
  • ISBN10: 3527328599

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