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 Excerpt :

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

Materials for Solar Energy Conservation Book

Materials for Solar Energy Conservation


  • Author : R. Rajasekar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-12-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119750604

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Materials for Solar Energy Conservation Excerpt :

The demand for energy is increasing day by day and development of sustainable power generation is a critical issue. To overcome this constraint, renewable energy sources such as solar energy are developed by researchers. Effectual collection and storage of renewable energies like solar radiation requires the development of advanced functional materials. This book mainly focuses on the progress of recently developed functional materials for solar energy conservation. It also discusses the wide variety of organic and inorganic materials. Use of modern computer simulation techniques, conversion and storage processes are effectively covered. The research topics such as nano-structured solar cells, battery materials etc. are included in this book.

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

Nanostructured Functional and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems


  • Author : A. 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 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

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 Excerpt :

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 Type III Photovoltaics Book

Nanostructured Materials for Type III Photovoltaics


  • Author : Peter Skabara
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788012508

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Nanostructured Materials for Type III Photovoltaics Excerpt :

Materials for type III solar cells have branched into a series of generic groups. These include organic ‘small molecule’ and polymer conjugated structures, fullerenes, quantum dots, copper indium gallium selenide nanocrystal films, dyes/TiO2 for Grätzel cells, hybrid organic/inorganic composites and perovskites. Whilst the power conversion efficiencies of organic solar cells are modest compared to other type III photovoltaic materials, plastic semiconductors provide a cheap route to manufacture through solution processing and offer flexible devices. However, other types of materials are proving to be compatible with this type of processing whilst providing higher device efficiencies. As a result, the field is experiencing healthy competition between technologies that is pushing progress at a fast rate. In particular, perovskite solar cells have emerged very recently as a highly disruptive technology with power conversion efficiencies now over 20%. Perovskite cells, however, still have to address stability and environmental issues. With such a diverse range of materials, it is timely to capture the different technologies into a single volume of work. This book will give a collective insight into the different roles that nanostructured materials play in type III solar cells. This will be an essential text for those working with any of the devices highlighted above, providing a fundamental understanding and appreciation of the potential and challenges associated with each of these technologies.

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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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.

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 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

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 Excerpt :

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 Solar Cells Book

Nanostructured Solar Cells


  • Author : Narottam Das
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-02-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535129356

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Nanostructured Solar Cells Excerpt :

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.

Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Book

Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion


  • Author : Son Thanh Hoang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:862745113

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Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Excerpt :

The energy requirements of our planet will continue to grow with increasing world population and the modernization of currently underdeveloped countries. This will force us to search for environmental friendly alternative energy resources. Solar energy by far provides the largest of all renewable energy resources with an average power of 120 000 TW irradiated from the sun which can be exploited through solar electricity, solar fuel, and biomass. Nanostructured materials have been the subject of extensive research as the building block for construction of solar energy conversion devices for the past decades. The nanostructured materials sometimes have peculiar electrical and optical properties that are often shape and size dependent and are not expected in the bulk phase. Recent research has focused on new strategies to control nanostructured morphologies and compositions of semiconductor materials to optimize their solar conversion efficiency. In this dissertation, we discuss the synthesis and characterizations of one dimensional nanostructured TiO2 based materials and their solar energy conversion applications. We have developed a solvothermal synthesis method for growing densely packed, vertical, single crystalline TiO2 rutile nanowire arrays with unprecedented small feature sizes of 5 nm and lengths up to 4.4 [mu]m. Because of TiO2's large band gap, the working spectrum of TiO2 is limited to the ultra violet region with photons shorter than 420 nm. We demonstrate that the active spectrum of TiO2 can be shifted to ~ 520 nm with incorporation of N via nitridation of TiO2 nanowires in NH3 flow. In addition, we demonstrate a synergistic effect involving hydrogenation and nitridation cotreatment of TiO2 nanowires that further redshift the active spectrum of TiO2 to 570 nm. The Ta and N co-incorporated TiO2 nanowires were also prepared and showed significant enhancement in photoelectrochemical performance compared to mono-incorporation of Ta or N. This enhancement is d

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 : 781
  • ISBN 10 : 9781860942556

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Nanostructured and Photoelectrochemical Systems for Solar Photon Conversion Excerpt :

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.

Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Book

Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy


  • Author : Quan Li
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-05-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 590
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319320236

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Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Excerpt :

This book presents the unique mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of nanomaterials, which play an important role in the recent advances of energy-related applications. Different nanomaterials have been employed in energy saving, generation, harvest, conversion, storage, and transport processes very effectively and efficiently. Recent progress in the preparation, characterization and usage of 1D, 2D nanomaterials and hybrid architectures for energy-related applications and relevant technologies and devices, such as solar cells, thermoelectronics, piezoelectronics, solar water splitting, hydrogen production/storage, fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors is covered. Moreover, the book also highlights novel approaches in nanomaterials design and synthesis and evaluating materials sustainability issues. Contributions from active and leading experts regarding important aspects like the synthesis, assembly, and properties of nanomaterials for energy-related applications are compiled into a reference book. As evident from the diverse topics, the book will be very valuable to researchers working in the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering. It may set the standard and stimulates future developments in this rapidly emerging fertile frontier of nanomaterials for energy.

Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Book

Materials for Solar Energy Conversion


  • Author : R. Rajasekar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119752172

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Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Excerpt :

MATERIALS FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION This book provides professionals and students with a resource on the basic principles and applications of solar energy materials and processes, as well as practicing engineers who want to understand how functional materials operate in solar energy conversion systems. The demand for energy is increasing daily, and the development of sustainable power generation is a critical issue. In order to overcome the energy demand, power generation through solar energy is booming. Many research works have attempted to enhance the efficiency of collection and storage of solar energy and, as a result, numerous advanced functional materials have been developed for enhancing the performance of solar cells. This book has compiled and broadly explores the latest developments of materials, methods, and applications of solar energy. The book is divided into 2 parts, in which the first part deals with solar cell fundamentals and emerging categories, and the latter part deals with materials, methods, and applications in order to fill the gap between existing technologies and practical requirements. The book presents detailed chapters including organic, inorganic, coating materials, and collectors. The use of modern computer simulation techniques, conversion and storage processes are effectively covered. Topics such as nanostructured solar cells, battery materials, etc. are included in this book as well. Audience The book is aimed at researchers in materials science, chemistry, physics, electrical and mechanical engineering working in the fields of nanotechnology, photovoltaic device technology, and solar energy.

Nanomaterials for Green Energy Book

Nanomaterials for Green Energy


  • Author : Bharat A Bhanvase
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-04-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128137321

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Nanomaterials for Green Energy focuses on the synthesis, characterization and application of novel nanomaterials in the fields of green science and technology. This book contains fundamental information about the properties of novel nanomaterials and their application in green energy. In particular, synthesis and characterization of novel nanomaterials, their application in solar and fuel cells and batteries, and nanomaterials for a low-toxicity environment are discussed. It will provide an important reference resource for researchers in materials science and renewable energy who wish to learn more about how nanomaterials are used to create cheaper, more efficient green energy products. Provides fundamental information about the properties and application of new low-cost nanomaterials for green energy Shows how novel nanomaterials are used to create more efficient solar cells Offers solutions to common problems related to the use of materials in the development of energy- related technologies

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion Book

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion


  • Author : Kuan Yew Cheong
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128230701

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Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion Excerpt :

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion provides a concise reference on green processing and synthesis of materials required for the next generation of devices used in renewable energy conversion and storage. The book covers the processing of bio-organic materials, environmentally-friendly organic and inorganic sources of materials, synthetic green chemistry, bioresorbable and transient properties of functional materials, and the concept of sustainable material design. The book features chapters by worldwide experts and is an important reference for students, researchers, and engineers interested in gaining extensive knowledge concerning green processing of sustainable, green functional materials for next generation energy devices. Additionally, functional materials used in energy devices must also be able to degrade and decompose with minimum energy after being disposed of at their end-of-life. Environmental pollution is one of the global crises that endangers the life cycles of living things. There are multiple root causes of this pollution, including industrialization that demands a huge supply of raw materials for the production of products related to meeting the demands of the Internet-of-Things. As a result, improvement of material and product life cycles by incorporation of green, sustainable principles is essential to address this challenging issue. Offers a resourceful reference for readers interested in green processing of environmentally-friendly and sustainable materials for energy conversion and storage devices Focuses on designing of materials through green-processing concepts Highlights challenges and opportunities in green processing of renewable materials for energy devices