Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Book

Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion


  • Author : Tetsuo Soga
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-12-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN 10 : 0080468306

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Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Book Description :

Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion covers a wide variety of materials and device types from inorganic materials to organic materials. This book deals with basic semiconductor physics, modelling of nanostructured solar cell, nanostructure of conventional solar cells such as silicon, CIS and CdTe, dye-sensitized solar cell, organic solar cell, photosynthetic materials, fullerene, extremely thin absorber (ETA) solar cell, quantum structured solar cell, intermediate band solar cell, carbon nanotube, etc. including basic principle and the latest results. There are many books written on conventional p-n junction solar cells, but few books focus on new concepts in this area. * Focuses on the use of nanostructured materials for solar energy * Looks at a wide variety of materials and device types * Covers both organic and inorganic materials

Nanostructured Materials for Next Generation Energy Storage and Conversion Book

Nanostructured Materials for Next Generation Energy Storage and Conversion


  • Author : Tulay Aygan Atesin
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 501
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662595947

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Nanostructured Materials for Next Generation Energy Storage and Conversion Book Description :

Nanostructured Materials for Next-Generation Energy Storage and Conversion: Photovoltaic and Solar Energy, is volume 4 of a 4-volume series on sustainable energy. Photovoltaic and Solar Energy while being a comprehensive reference work, is written with minimal jargon related to various aspects of solar energy and energy policies. It is authored by leading experts in the field, and lays out theory, practice, and simulation studies related to solar energy and allied applications including policy, economic and technological challenges. Topics covered include: introduction to solar energy, fundamentals of solar radiation, heat transfer, thermal collection and conversion, solar economy, heating, cooling, dehumidification systems, power and process heat, solar power conversion, policy and applications pertinent to solar energy as viable alternatives to fossil fuels. The aim of the book is to present all the information necessary for the design and analysis of solar energy systems for engineers, material scientists, economics, policy analysts, graduate students, senior undergraduates, solar energy practitioner, as well as policy or lawmakers in the field of energy policy, international energy trade, and libraries which house technical handbooks related to energy, energy policy and applications.

Nanostructured  Functional  and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Book

Nanostructured Functional and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems


  • Author : Alagarsamy Pandikumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128227695

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Nanostructured Functional and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Book Description :

Nanostructured, Functional, and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems gathers and reviews developments within the field of nanostructured functional materials towards energy conversion and storage. Contributions from leading research groups involved in interdisciplinary research in the fields of chemistry, physics and materials science and engineering are presented. Chapters dealing with the development of nanostructured materials for energy conversion processes, including oxygen reduction, methanol oxidation, oxygen evolution, hydrogen evolution, formic acid oxidation and solar cells are discussed. The work concludes with a look at the application of nanostructured functional materials in energy storage system, such as supercapacitors and batteries. With its distinguished international team of expert contributors, this book will be an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the field of energy conversion and storage, including materials engineers, scientists and academics. Covers the importance of energy conversion and storage systems and the application of nanostructured functional materials toward energy-relevant catalytic processes Discusses the basic principles involved in energy conversion and storage systems Presents the role of nanostructured functional materials in the current scenario of energy-related research and development

Nanostructured Materials for Type III Photovoltaics Book

Nanostructured Materials for Type III Photovoltaics


  • Author : Mohammad Azad Malik
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782624585

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Nanostructured Materials for Type III Photovoltaics Book Description :

This book will give a collective insight into the different roles that nanostructured materials play in Type III solar cells.

Nanoenergy Book

Nanoenergy


  • Author : Flavio Leandro de Souza
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642317361

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Nanoenergy Book Description :

Low dimensional systems have revolutionized the science and technology in several areas. However, their understanding is still a great challenge for the scientific community. Solar energy conversion devices based on nanostructured materials have shown exceptional gains in efficiency and stability. In this context, nanostructures allow an improvement of surface properties, transport and charge transfer, as well as direct application as sensors and storage devices and energy conversion. This book discuss the recent advances and future trends of the nanoscience in solar energy conversion and storage. It explores and discusses recent developments both in theory as well as in experimental studies and is of interest to materials scientists, chemists, physicists and engineers.

Nanomaterials For Energy Conversion And Storage Book

Nanomaterials For Energy Conversion And Storage


  • Author : Wang Dunwei
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2017-11-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786343642

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Nanomaterials For Energy Conversion And Storage Book Description :

The use of nanomaterials in energy conversion and storage represents an opportunity to improve the performance, density and ease of transportation in renewable resources. This book looks at the most recent research on the topic, with particular focus on artificial photosynthesis and lithium-ion batteries as the most promising technologies to date. Research on the broad subject of energy conversion and storage calls for expertise from a wide range of backgrounds, from the most fundamental perspectives of the key catalytic processes at the molecular level to device scale engineering and optimization. Although the nature of the processes dictates that electrochemistry is a primary characterization tool, due attention is given to advanced techniques such as synchrotron studies in operando. These studies look at the gap between the performance of current technology and what is needed for the future, for example how to improve on the lithium-ion battery and to go beyond its capabilities. Suitable for students and practitioners in the chemical, electrochemical, and environmental sciences, Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage provides the information needed to find scalable, economically viable and safe solutions for sustainable energy. Contents: The Principle of Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting (Peiyan Ma and Dunwei Wang)Semiconducting Photocatalysis for Solar Hydrogen Conversion (Shaohua Shen and Jie Chen)Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysis (Qingzhe Zhang, Yanlong Liu, Zhenhe Xu, Yue Zhao, Mohamed Chaker and Dongling Ma)Metal-Nitride Nanostructures: Emerging Catalysts for Artificial Photosynthesis (Md Golam Kibria, Bandar AlOtaibi and Zetian Mi)Surface Engineering of Semiconductors for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting (Gongming Wang, Yi Yang and Yat Li)Photoanodic and Photocathodic Materials Applied for Free-Running Solar Water Splitting Devices (Miao Zhong, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Taro Yamada and Kazunari Domen)Electrocatalytic Processes in Energy Technologie

Nanostructured Materials for Photocatalysis  Water Treatment and Solar Desalination Book

Nanostructured Materials for Photocatalysis Water Treatment and Solar Desalination


  • Author : Hiran D. Kiriarachchi
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Saline water conversion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1110582112

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Nanostructured Materials for Photocatalysis Water Treatment and Solar Desalination Book Description :

Maintaining a constant supply of clean drinking water is among the most pressing global challenges in our time. About one-third of the population is affected by the water scarcity and it can only get worse with climate change, rapid industrialization, and the population growth. Even though nearly 70 percent of the planet is covered by water, the consumable freshwater content is only 2.5 percent of it. Unfortunately, the accessible portion of it is only 1 percent. Even so, most of the freshwater bodies are choked with pollution. Considering the vast availability of saline water on the planet and the increasing wastewater generation, seawater desalination, and wastewater treatment and recycling seem to have the potential to address current water-related issues. Therefore, it is necessary to find efficient techniques for seawater desalination and wastewater treatment. The use of nanostructured materials for these applications is becoming a popular approach due to the unique chemical and physical properties they possess compared to bulk materials Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable natural resource available. Materials for solar photothermal energy conversion are highly sought after for their cost savings, clean environment, and broad utility in providing water heating and/or steam for many applications including domestic water heating and solar-driven desalination. Extensive research efforts have been made to develop efficient solar absorbers with characteristics such as low weight, low thermal conductivity, broad solar absorption and porosity to be able to float on water to provide more efficient and cost-effective solar steam generation systems. Metal NPs have been proposed to take advantage of the high efficiency of the photothermal energy conversion associated with surface plasmon resonance absorption. Nanostructured carbon-based materials such as graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes, carbonized biomass are also in use due to their excellent photot

Nanostructured Materials for Next Generation Energy Storage and Conversion Book

Nanostructured Materials for Next Generation Energy Storage and Conversion


  • Author : Ying-Pin Chen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662535141

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Nanostructured Materials for Next Generation Energy Storage and Conversion Book Description :

Volume 1 of a 4-volume series is a concise, authoritative and an eminently readable and enjoyable experience related to hydrogen production, storage and usage for portable and stationary power. Although the major focus is on hydrogen, discussion of fossil fuels and nuclear power is also presented where appropriate. This monograph is written by recognized experts in the field, and is both timely and appropriate as this decade will see application of hydrogen as an energy carrier, for example in transportation sector. The world's reliance on fossil fuels is due to the ever growing need for energy to sustain life and on-going progress; however exploitation also brings consequences such as emission of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur dioxides into the atmosphere. The collective influence of these photochemical gases is production of acid rain and an alternation of global temperatures, leading to record high temperatures in many parts of the world. The fossil fuel is unsustainable and thus there is a critical need for alternative sustainable energy resources. One universal energy carrier is hydrogen, which is the focus of this volume. This book is suitable for those who work in the energy field as technical experts, including engineers and scientists, as well as managers, policy and decision-makers, environmentalists and consultants. Students and practitioners such as lectures, teachers, legislators and their aids in the field of energy will find this book invaluable and a practical handbook or guide in the field of sustainable energy with emphasis on hydrogen as an energy carrier.

Nanostructured Materials Book

Nanostructured Materials


  • Author : Mohindar Seehra
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535133711

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Nanostructured Materials Book Description :

There continues to be a worldwide interest in the size-dependent properties of nanostructured materials and their applications in many diverse fields such as catalysis, sensors, energy conversion processes, and biomedicine to name a few. The eleven chapters of this book written by different researchers include four chapters on the different methods of fabrication of specific materials followed by characterization of their properties, and the remaining seven chapters focusing on the fabrications and applications including three chapters on biomedical applications, two chapters on sensors, one chapter on solar cells, and one chapter on the use of nanoparticles in herbicides. These chapters provide up-to-date reviews useful for current and future researchers in these specific areas.

Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Science Book

Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Science


  • Author : Saravanan Rajendran
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030044749

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Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Science Book Description :

This book provides the fundamental aspects of the diverse ranges of nanostructured materials (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) for energy and environmental applications in a comprehensive manner written by specialists who are at the forefront of research in the field of energy and environmental science. Experimental studies of nanomaterials for aforementioned applications are discussed along with their design, fabrication and their applications, with a specific focus on catalysis, energy storage and conversion systems. This work also emphasizes the challenges of past developments and directions for further research. It also looks at details pertaining to the current ground – breaking of nanotechnology and future perspectives with a multidisciplinary approach to energy and environmental science and informs readers about an efficient utilization of nanomaterials to deliver solutions for the public.

The Physics of Solar Energy Conversion Book

The Physics of Solar Energy Conversion


  • Author : Juan Bisquert
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429000140

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The Physics of Solar Energy Conversion Book Description :

Research on advanced energy conversion devices such as solar cells has intensified in the last two decades. A broad landscape of candidate materials and devices were discovered and systematically studied for effective solar energy conversion and utilization. New concepts have emerged forming a rather powerful picture embracing the mechanisms and limitation to efficiencies of different types of devices. The Physics of Solar Energy Conversion introduces the main physico-chemical principles that govern the operation of energy devices for energy conversion and storage, with a detailed view of the principles of solar energy conversion using advanced materials. Key Features include: Highlights recent rapid advances with the discovery of perovskite solar cells and their development. Analyzes the properties of organic solar cells, lithium ion batteries, light emitting diodes and the semiconductor materials for hydrogen production by water splitting. Embraces concepts from nanostructured and highly disordered materials to lead halide perovskite solar cells Takes a broad perspective and comprehensively addresses the fundamentals so that the reader can apply these and assess future developments and technologies in the field. Introduces basic techniques and methods for understanding the materials and interfaces that compose operative energy devices such as solar cells and solar fuel converters.

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 : 1316
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527340149

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Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability 3 Volume Set Book Description :

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.

Advanced Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Renewable Energy Book

Advanced Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Renewable Energy


  • Author : Jingbo Louise Liu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-08-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128017081

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Advanced Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Renewable Energy Book Description :

Advanced Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Renewable Energy presents timely topics related to nanomaterials' feasible synthesis and characterization, and their application in the energy fields. In addition, the book provides insights and scientific discoveries in toxicity study, with information that is easily understood by a wide audience. Advanced energy materials are important in designing materials that have greater physical, electronic, and optical properties. This book emphasizes the fundamental physics and chemistry underlying the techniques used to develop solar and fuel cells with high charge densities and energy conversion efficiencies. New analytical techniques (synchronous X-ray) which probe the interactions of particles and radiation with matter are also explored, making this book an invaluable reference for practitioners and those interested in the science. Provides a comprehensive review of solar energy, fuel cells, and gas storage from 2010 to the present Reviews feasible synthesis and modern analytical techniques used in alternative energy Explores examples of research in alternative energy, including current assessments of nanomaterials and safety Contains a glossary of terms, units, and historical benchmarks Presents a useful guide that will bring readers up to speed on historical developments in alternative fuel cells

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 Book Description :

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

Nanostructured Solar Cells Book

Nanostructured Solar Cells


  • Author : Narottam Das
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-02-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535129356

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Nanostructured Solar Cells Book Description :

Nanostructured solar cells are very important in renewable energy sector as well as in environmental aspects, because it is environment friendly. The nano-grating structures (such as triangular or conical shaped) have a gradual change in refractive index which acts as a multilayer antireflective coating that is leading to reduced light reflection losses over broadband ranges of wavelength and angle of incidence. There are different types of losses in solar cells that always reduce the conversion efficiency, but the light reflection loss is the most important factor that decreases the conversion efficiency of solar cells significantly. The antireflective coating is an optical coating which is applied to the surface of lenses or any optical devices to reduce the light reflection losses. This coating assists for the light trapping capturing capacity or improves the efficiency of optical devices, such as lenses or solar cells. Hence, the multilayer antireflective coatings can reduce the light reflection losses and increases the conversion efficiency of nanostructured solar cells.

Recent Developments in Photovoltaic Materials and Devices Book

Recent Developments in Photovoltaic Materials and Devices


  • Author : Natarajan Prabaharan
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789854039

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Recent Developments in Photovoltaic Materials and Devices Book Description :

This book covers the recent advances in solar photovoltaic materials and their innovative applications. Many problems in material science are explored for enhancing the understanding of solar cells and the development of more efficient, less costly, and more stable cells. This book is crucial and relevant at this juncture and provides a historical overview focusing primarily on the exciting developments in the last decade. This book primarily covers the different Maximum Power Point Tracking control techniques that have led to the improved speed of response of solar photovoltaics, augmented search accuracy, and superior control in the presence of perturbations such as sudden variations in illumination and temperature. Furthermore, the optimal design of a photovoltaic system based on two different approaches such as consumed power and economics is discussed.

Nanoenergy Book

Nanoenergy


  • Author : Flavio L Souza
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319628004

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Nanoenergy Book Description :

This book discuss the recent advances and future trends of nanoscience in solar energy conversion and storage. This second edition revisits and updates all the previous book chapters, adding the latest advances in the field of Nanoenergy. Four new chapters are included on the principles and fundamentals of artificial photosynthesis using metal transition semiconductors, perovskite solar cells, hydrogen storage and neutralization batteries. More fundamental aspects can be found in this book, increasing the comparison between theory-experimental achievements and latest developments in commercial devices.

Nanostructured and Photoelectrochemical Systems for Solar Photon Conversion Book

Nanostructured and Photoelectrochemical Systems for Solar Photon Conversion


  • Author : Mary D. Archer
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN 10 : 9781860942556

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Nanostructured and Photoelectrochemical Systems for Solar Photon Conversion Book Description :

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.

Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Book

Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics


  • Author : Loucas Tsakalakos
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420076752

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Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Book Description :

Current concerns regarding greenhouse gas-related environmental effects, energy security, and the rising costs of fossil fuel-based energy has renewed interest in solar energy in general and photovotaics in particular. Exploring state-of-the-art developments from a practical point of view, Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics examines issues in increas