Advanced Micro  and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics Book

Advanced Micro and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-05-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128145029

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Advanced Micro and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics Excerpt :

Nanomaterials are becoming increasingly important photovoltaic technologies from absorbers to contacts. This book is dedicated to describing the novel materials and technologies for photovoltaics that derive from these new and novel approaches in solar technologies. We have collected a set of renowned experts in their respective fields as authors and their expertise covers a broad set of areas including novel oxides, quantum dots, CZTS and organic solar cells, as well as light management and reliability testing. The organization of the book is divided into three sections; the first part deals with emerging photovoltaic absorbers and absorber approaches, the second part is focused on novel solar cell architectures and device concepts and components; and the last part is focused on their integration into module technologies. The first chapter is an introduction to the basics of solar cells technology facilitating an understanding by the non-expert of the following chapters. The book is intended for academics and professionals, at the research and R&D level in materials and devices, who are looking for opportunities for applications in the solar materials, devices and modules areas. Hopefully it will serve as a reference for students and professionals looking into the potential and development of novel photovoltaic technologies, researchers looking into the development of innovative projects, and teachers in the field of energy and sustainability. Showcases a range of cutting-edge photovoltaic materials and devices, exploring their special properties and how they are best used Assesses the challenges of fabricating solar cell devices using nanotechnology Explores how producing cheaper modules, increasing reliability and increasing efficiency have led to new applications for photovoltaic devices

Advanced Micro  and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics Book

Advanced Micro and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0128145013

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Advanced Micro and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics Excerpt :

Advanced Micro- and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics shows how novel materials and technologies are being used in photovoltaics at the micro- and nano-scale to improve performance, while also reducing costs. In particular, photon converters, oxide solar cells, DASH silicon solar cells, new forms of silicon (e.g. silicon clathrate, thin films), hot carrier solar cells, and low-cost deposition techniques are discussed in detail. The book is intended to act as a reference for researchers, both in academia and industry, who are working in novel photovoltaic technologies, for researchers looking for innovative projects, and for anyone in the fields of materials science, physics and engineering. Showcases a range of cutting-edge photovoltaic materials and devices, exploring their special properties and how they are best used Assesses the challenges of fabricating solar cell devices using nanotechnology Explores how producing cheaper modules, increasing reliability and increasing efficiency have led to new applications for photovoltaic devices

Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes Book

Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes


  • Author : Feng Gao
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-04-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128136485

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Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes Excerpt :

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

Emerging Strategies to Reduce Transmission and Thermalization Losses in Solar Cells Book

Emerging Strategies to Reduce Transmission and Thermalization Losses in Solar Cells


  • Author : Jonas Sandby Lissau
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030703585

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Emerging Strategies to Reduce Transmission and Thermalization Losses in Solar Cells Excerpt :

The book describes emerging strategies to circumvent transmission and thermalization losses in solar cells, and thereby redefine the limits of solar power conversion efficiency. These strategies include the use of organic molecules and rare-earth metal materials. Approaches to augment the efficiency of these processes via near-field enhancement are described as well. This book includes a discussion of state-of-the-art implementations of these emerging strategies in solar cells, both internally, as in molecular intermediate band and charge carrier multiplication, and externally, such as photon up- and down-conversion. Tools for characterization are also provided. Written by leading researchers in the field, this book can be useful to both beginners and experienced researchers in solar energy.

Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells Book

Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells


  • Author : Hiroyuki Fujiwara
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-01-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527347292

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Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells Excerpt :

Unparalleled coverage of the most vibrant research field in photovoltaics! Hybrid perovskites, revolutionary game-changing semiconductor materials, have every favorable optoelectronic characteristic necessary for realizing high efficiency solar cells. The remarkable features of hybrid perovskite photovoltaics, such as superior material properties, easy material fabrication by solution-based processing, large-area device fabrication by an inkjet technology, and simple solar cell structures, have brought enormous attentions, leading to a rapid development of the solar cell technology at a pace never before seen in solar cell history. Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells: Characteristics and Operation covers extensive topics of hybrid perovskite solar cells, providing easy-to-read descriptions for the fundamental characteristics of unique hybrid perovskite materials (Part I) as well as the principles and applications of hybrid perovskite solar cells (Part II). Both basic and advanced concepts of hybrid perovskite devices are treated thoroughly in this book; in particular, explanatory descriptions for general physical and chemical aspects of hybrid perovskite photovoltaics are included to provide fundamental understanding. This comprehensive book is highly suitable for graduate school students and researchers who are not familiar with hybrid perovskite materials and devices, allowing the accumulation of the accurate knowledge from the basic to the advanced levels.

Sulfide and Selenide Based Materials for Emerging Applications Book

Sulfide and Selenide Based Materials for Emerging Applications


  • Author : Goutam Kumar Dalapati
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-06-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 804
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323998826

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Sulfide and Selenide Based Materials for Emerging Applications Excerpt :

Sulfide and Selenide-Based Materials for Emerging Applications explores a materials and device-based approach to the transition to low-cost sustainable thin film photovoltaic devices and energy storage systems. Part 1 examines recent advances in renewable technologies and materials for sustainable development, as well as photovoltaic energy storage devices. Part 2 discusses thin film solar cells with earth abundant materials, highlighting the power conversion efficiency of the kesterite-based solar cells. Kesterite film technology including different synthesis and doping method designs are also discussed, along with emerging sulfide semiconductors with potential in thin film photovoltaics/flexible devices. In Part 3 sulfur- and selenides-based materials for thermoelectric applications are explored. Part 4 covers chalcogenide semiconductors with applications in electrochemical water splitting for green hydrogen generation and oxygen generation, as well as the latest research on layered 2D transition metal chalcogenides for electrochemical water splitting. To conclude, part 5 discusses recent developments of storage technologies such as Li-S batteries, sulfide-based supercapacitors and metal-ion batteries, and the development of 3D printing sulfides/selenides for energy conversion and storage. This book is a useful resource for those involved in green energy technology and decarbonization and is designed for a broad audience, from students to experienced scientists. Discusses the emerging sulfide/selenide based thin film absorber materials and their deposition methods Previews device engineering techniques that have been developed to enhance the power conversion efficiency and lifetime of sulfide/selenide based thin film solar cells Provides an update on what low cost sulfide/selenide based electro-catalysts have become available and the comparison of their performance vs. noble metal catalysts

Engineered Transparency 2021 Book

Engineered Transparency 2021


  • Author : Bernhard Weller
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN 10 : 9783433033203

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Engineered Transparency 2021 Excerpt :

This book contains more than 70 articles and presents international trends in structural glazing and facade construction. Renowned authors from all over the world report on current research results and innovative construction projects.

Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications Book
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Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications


  • Author : Soumen Das
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-01-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128231708

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Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications Excerpt :

Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications presents current research on wet chemical techniques for thin-film based devices. Sections cover the quality of thin films, types of common films used in devices, various thermodynamic properties, thin film patterning, device configuration and applications. As a whole, these topics create a roadmap for developing new materials and incorporating the results in device fabrication. This book is suitable for graduate, undergraduate, doctoral students, and researchers looking for quick guidance on material synthesis and device fabrication through wet chemical routes. Provides the different wet chemical routes for materials synthesis, along with the most relevant thin film structured materials for device applications Discusses patterning and solution processing of inorganic thin films, along with solvent-based processing techniques Includes an overview of key processes and methods in thin film synthesis, processing and device fabrication, such as nucleation, lithography and solution processing

Nanomaterials for Solar Cell Applications Book

Nanomaterials for Solar Cell Applications


  • Author : Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-06-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128133385

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Nanomaterials for Solar Cell Applications Excerpt :

Nanomaterials for Solar Cell Applications provides a review of recent developments in the field of nanomaterials based solar cells. It begins with a discussion of the fundamentals of nanomaterials for solar calls, including a discussion of lifecycle assessments and characterization techniques. Next, it reviews various types of solar cells, i.e., Thin film, Metal-oxide, Nanowire, Nanorod and Nanoporous materials, and more. Other topics covered include a review of quantum dot sensitized and perovskite and polymer nanocomposites-based solar cells. This book is an ideal resource for those working in this evolving field of nanomaterials and renewable energy. Provides a well-organized approach to the use of nanomaterials for solar cell applications Discusses the synthesis, characterization and applications of traditional and new material Includes coverage of emerging nanomaterials, such as graphene, graphene-derivatives and perovskites

Emerging Nanotechnologies for Renewable Energy Book

Emerging Nanotechnologies for Renewable Energy


  • Author : Waqar Ahmed
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-03-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128213469

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Emerging Nanotechnologies for Renewable Energy Excerpt :

Emerging Nanotechnologies for Renewable Energy offers a detailed overview of the benefits and applications of nanotechnology in the renewable energy sector. The book highlights recent work carried out on the emerging role of nanotechnology in renewable energy applications, ranging from photovoltaics, to battery technology and energy from waste. Written by international authors from both industry and academia, the book covers topics including scaling up from laboratory to industrial scale. It is a valuable resource for students at postgraduate and advanced undergraduate levels, researchers in industry and academia, technology leaders, and policy and decision-makers in the energy and engineering sectors. Offers insights into a wide range of nanoscale technologies for the generation, storage and transfer of energy Shows how nanotechnology is being used to create new, more environmentally friendly energy solutions Assesses the challenges involved in scaling up nanotechnology-based energy solutions to an industrial scale

Mesoporous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies Book

Mesoporous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies


  • Author : San Ping Jiang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498748018

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Mesoporous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies Excerpt :

Innovation through specific and rational design and functionalization has led to the development of a wide range of mesoporous materials with varying morphologies (hexagonal, cubic, rod-like), structures (silicates, carbons, metal oxides), and unique functionalities (doping, acid functionalization) that currently makes this field one of the most exciting in materials science and energy applications. This book focuses primarily on the rapid progress in their application in energy conversion and storage technologies, including supercapacitor, Li-ion battery, fuel cells, solar cells, and photocatalysis (water splitting) and will serve as a valuable reference for researchers in the field

Nanostructured Solar Cells Book

Nanostructured Solar Cells


  • Author : Guanying Chen
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-07-04
  • Genre: Electronic book
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038425328

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Nanostructured Solar Cells Excerpt :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Nanostructured Solar Cells" that was published in Nanomaterials

Fundamentals and Applications of Nano Silicon in Plasmonics and Fullerines Book

Fundamentals and Applications of Nano Silicon in Plasmonics and Fullerines


  • Author : Munir H. Nayfeh
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323480581

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Fundamentals and Applications of Nano Silicon in Plasmonics and Fullerines Excerpt :

Fundamentals and Applications of Nano Silicon in Plasmonics and Fullerines: Current and Future Trends addresses current and future trends in the application and commercialization of nanosilicon. The book presents current, innovative and prospective applications and products based on nanosilicon and their binary system in the fields of energy harvesting and storage, lighting (solar cells and nano-capacitor and fuel cell devices and nanoLEDs), electronics (nanotransistors and nanomemory, quantum computing, photodetectors for space applications; biomedicine (substance detection, plasmonic treatment of disease, skin and hair care, implantable glucose sensor, capsules for drug delivery and underground water and oil exploration), and art (glass and pottery). Moreover, the book includes material on the use of advanced laser and proximal probes for imaging and manipulation of nanoparticles and atoms. In addition, coverage is given to carbon and how it contrasts and integrates with silicon with additional related applications. This is a valuable resource to all those seeking to learn more about the commercialization of nanosilicon, and to researchers wanting to learn more about emerging nanosilicon applications. Features a variety of designs and operation of nano-devices, helping engineers to make the best use of nanosilicon Contains underlying principles of how nanomaterials work and the variety of applications they provide, giving those new to nanosilicon a fundamental understanding Assesses the viability of various nanoslicon devices for mass production and commercialization, thereby providing an important source of information for engineers

Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability  3 Volume Set Book

Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability 3 Volume Set


  • Author : Baldev Raj
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-06-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1280
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527340149

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Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability 3 Volume Set Excerpt :

In three handy volumes, this ready reference provides a detailed overview of nanotechnology as it is applied to energy sustainability. Clearly structured, following an introduction, the first part of the book is dedicated to energy production, renewable energy, energy storage, energy distribution, and energy conversion and harvesting. The second part then goes on to discuss nano-enabled materials, energy conservation and management, technological and intellectual property-related issues and markets and environmental remediation. The text concludes with a look at and recommendations for future technology advances. An essential handbook for all experts in the field - from academic researchers and engineers to developers in industry.

Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Book

Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion


  • Author : Cheng-Te Lin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-07-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128140840

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Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Excerpt :

Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion presents a comprehensive overview of recent theoretical and experimental developments and prospects on carbon-based nanomaterials for thermal, solar and electrochemical energy conversion, along with their storage applications for both laboratory and industrial perspectives. Large growth in human populations has led to seminal growth in global energy consumption, hence fossil fuel usage has increased, as have unwanted greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, which results in critical environmental concerns. This book discusses this growing problem, aligning carbon nanomaterials as a solution because of their structural diversity and electronic, thermal and mechanical properties. Provides an overview on state-of-the-art carbon nanomaterials and key requirements for applications of carbon materials towards efficient energy storage and conversion Presents an updated and comprehensive review of recent work and the theoretical aspects on electrochemistry Includes discussions on the industrial production of carbon-based materials for energy applications, along with insights from industrial experts