The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next Generation Solar Cells Book

The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next Generation Solar Cells


  • Author : Monica Lira-Cantu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128109960

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The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next Generation Solar Cells Excerpt :

The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells begins with several chapters covering the synthesis of semiconductor oxides for NGSCs. Part II goes on to cover the types and applications of NGSCs currently under development, while Part III brings the two together, covering specific processing techniques for NGSC construction. Finally, Part IV discusses the stability of SO solar cells compared to organic solar cells, and the possibilities offered by hybrid technologies. This comprehensive book is an essential reference for all those academics and professionals who require thorough knowledge of recent and future developments in the role of semiconductor oxides in next generation solar cells. Unlocks the potential of advanced semiconductor oxides to transform Next Generation Solar Cell (NGSC) design Full coverage of new developments and recent research make this essential reading for researchers and engineers alike Explains the synthesis and processing of semiconductor oxides with a view to their use in NGSCs

Perovskite Solar Cells Book

Perovskite Solar Cells


  • Author : Shahzada Ahmad
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-09-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527825806

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Perovskite Solar Cells Excerpt :

Presents a thorough overview of perovskite research, written by leaders in the field of photovoltaics The use of perovskite-structured materials to produce high-efficiency solar cells is a subject of growing interest for academic researchers and industry professionals alike. Due to their excellent light absorption, longevity, and charge-carrier properties, perovskite solar cells show great promise as a low-cost, industry-scalable alternative to conventional photovoltaic cells. Perovskite Solar Cells: Materials, Processes, and Devices provides an up-to-date overview of the current state of perovskite solar cell research. Addressing the key areas in the rapidly growing field, this comprehensive volume covers novel materials, advanced theory, modelling and simulation, device physics, new processes, and the critical issue of solar cell stability. Contributions by an international panel of researchers highlight both the opportunities and challenges related to perovskite solar cells while offering detailed insights on topics such as the photon recycling processes, interfacial properties, and charge transfer principles of perovskite-based devices. Examines new compositions, hole and electron transport materials, lead-free materials, and 2D and 3D materials Covers interface modelling techniques, methods for modelling in two and three dimensions, and developments beyond Shockley-Queisser Theory Discusses new fabrication processes such as slot-die coating, roll processing, and vacuum sublimation Describes the device physics of perovskite solar cells, including recombination kinetics and optical absorption Explores innovative approaches to increase the light conversion efficiency of photovoltaic cells Perovskite Solar Cells: Materials, Processes, and Devices is essential reading for all those in the photovoltaic community, including materials scientists, surface physicists, surface chemists, solid state physicists, solid state chemists, and electrical engineers.

Materials for Solar Cell Technologies I Book

Materials for Solar Cell Technologies I


  • Author : Inamuddin
  • Publisher : Materials Research Forum LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-01-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644901083

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Materials for Solar Cell Technologies I Excerpt :

The book reviews recent research and new trends in the area of solar cell materials. Topics include fabrication methods, solar cell design, energy efficiency and commercialization of next-generation materials. Special focus is placed on graphene and carbon nanomaterials, graphene in dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells and organic photovoltaic cells, as well as on transparent conducting electrode (TCE) materials, hollow nanostructured photoelectrodes, monocrystalline silicon solar cells (MSSC) and BHJ organic solar cells. Also discussed is the use of graphene, sulfides, and metal nanoparticle-based absorber materials. Keywords: Solar Cell, Graphene Nanomaterials, Carbon Nanomaterials, Graphene in Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Perovskite Solar Cells, Organic Photovoltaic Cells, Transparent Conducting Electrode (TCE) Materials, Hollow Nanostructured Photoelectrodes, Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells (MSSC), BHJ Organic Solar Cells, Electrochemical Sensing, Low Band-Gap Materials, Absorber Materials for Solar Cells.

Semiconductor Materials and Modelling for Solar Cells Book

Semiconductor Materials and Modelling for Solar Cells


  • Author : Z. Pezeshki
  • Publisher : Materials Research Forum LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-07-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644901427

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Semiconductor Materials and Modelling for Solar Cells Excerpt :

The book presents a comprehensive survey about advanced solar cell technologies. Focus is placed on semiconductor materials, solar cell efficiency, improvements in surface recombination velocity, charge density, high ultraviolet (UV) sensitivity, modeling of solar cells etc. The book references 281 original resources with their direct web links for in-depth reading. Keywords: Solar Cells, Thin Film Solar Cells, Solar Cell Efficiency, Semiconductor Materials, Surface Recombination Velocity, Charge Density, High UV Sensitivity, Heavily-doped Silicon Wafers, Amorphous Semiconductors, Nanocrystalline Semiconductors, Field Effect, Ferroelectric Semiconductors, Solar Cell Modelling.

Interfacial Engineering in Functional Materials for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Book

Interfacial Engineering in Functional Materials for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells


  • Author : Alagarsamy Pandikumar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-10-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119557388

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Interfacial Engineering in Functional Materials for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Excerpt :

Offers an Interdisciplinary approach to the engineering of functional materials for efficient solar cell technology Written by a collection of experts in the field of solar cell technology, this book focuses on the engineering of a variety of functional materials for improving photoanode efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The first two chapters describe operation principles of DSSC, charge transfer dynamics, as well as challenges and solutions for improving DSSCs. The remaining chapters focus on interfacial engineering of functional materials at the photoanode surface to create greater output efficiency. Interfacial Engineering in Functional Materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells begins by introducing readers to the history, configuration, components, and working principles of DSSC It then goes on to cover both nanoarchitectures and light scattering materials as photoanode. Function of compact (blocking) layer in the photoanode and of TiCl4 post-treatment in the photoanode are examined at next. Next two chapters look at photoanode function of doped semiconductors and binary semiconductor metal oxides. Other chapters consider nanocomposites, namely, plasmonic nanocomposites, carbon nanotube based nanocomposites, graphene based nanocomposites, and graphite carbon nitride based nanocompositesas photoanodes. The book: Provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals through the applications of DSSC Encompasses topics on various functional materials for DSSC technology Focuses on the novel design and application of materials in DSSC, to develop more efficient renewable energy sources Is useful for material scientists, engineers, physicists, and chemists interested in functional materials for the design of efficient solar cells Interfacial Engineering in Functional Materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells will be of great benefit to graduate students, researchers and engineers, who work in the multi-disciplinary areas of material science, engineering, p

Advances in Metal Oxides and Their Composites for Emerging Applications Book

Advances in Metal Oxides and Their Composites for Emerging Applications


  • Author : Sagar D. Delekar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-08-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 745
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323857062

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Advances in Metal Oxides and Their Composites for Emerging Applications Excerpt :

Advances in Metal Oxides and their Composites for Emerging Applications reviews key properties of metal-oxide based composites, including their structural, physicochemical, optical, electrical components and resulting performance in a wide range of diverse applications. Synthetic protocols used to create metal oxides with desirable morphologies, properties and performance for applications in solar energy harvesting, energy storage and environmental remediation are emphasized. Emerging technologies that address important global challenges such as energy shortage, the hazardous effects of non-renewable energy sources, unaffordable energy technologies, and the contaminants present in air and water are also covered. This book is an ideal resource for materials scientists and engineers working in academia and R&D. In addition, it's appropriate for those who either need an introduction to potential research directions or for experienced researchers and practitioners looking for a key reference on the latest advances. Introduces the fundamental properties of metal oxide-based composites, paying special attention to physicochemical, optical, electrical and structural characteristics Provides an overview of the synthetic protocols used to design and tune the properties of metal oxide-based composites for key emerging applications Discusses metal oxide-based composites and their use in energy applications such as energy storage, energy harvesting and environmental remediation

Nanomaterials Preparation by Thermolysis of Metal Chelates Book

Nanomaterials Preparation by Thermolysis of Metal Chelates


  • Author : Igor E. Uflyand
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319934051

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Nanomaterials Preparation by Thermolysis of Metal Chelates Excerpt :

The book focuses on the thermal transformations of various types of metal chelates, e.g. low molecular weight and polymeric metal chelates, coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks. It analyzes the major advances and the problems in the preparation of metal oxide materials, mixed-oxide nanocomposites, carbon materials and polymer derived non-oxide nanocomposites by the thermolysis of different metal chelates. It also highlights the influence of the spatial and electronic structure of metal chelates on the mechanism and kinetics of their thermal transformations, and discusses important issues like conjugate thermolysis and computer modelling of the thermolysis process. This book is useful for researchers experienced in thermolysis as well as for young scientists interested in this area of science.

Advances in Nanostructured Materials Book

Advances in Nanostructured Materials


  • Author : Bibhu Prasad Swain
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Composite materials
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811683916

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Advances in Nanostructured Materials Excerpt :

This book presents recent advances in nanostructured materials. It describes the characterization of nanomaterials, their preparation methods and performance testing techniques; the design and development of nano-scale devices; and the applications of nanomaterials, with examples taken from different industries, such as energy, bioengineering and medicine. The book is broadly divided into sections such as nanostructure semiconductor materials for device applications, nanostructured ferroelectric and ferromagnetic materials.. The topics covered include experimental approaches of device fabrication, photovoltaics and supercapacitors applications, etc. Given the contents, the book will be useful for students, researchers, and professionals working in the area of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Nanostructured Zinc Oxide Book

Nanostructured Zinc Oxide


  • Author : Kamlendra Awasthi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 780
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128189016

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Nanostructured Zinc Oxide covers the various routes for the synthesis of different types of nanostructured zinc oxide including; 1D (nanorods, nanowires etc.), 2D and 3D (nanosheets, nanoparticles, nanospheres etc.). This comprehensive overview provides readers with a clear understanding of the various parameters controlling morphologies. The book also reviews key properties of ZnO including optical, electronic, thermal, piezoelectric and surface properties and techniques in order to tailor key properties. There is a large emphasis in the book on ZnO nanostructures and their role in optoelectronics. ZnO is very interesting and widely investigated material for a number of applications. This book presents up-to-date information about the ZnO nanostructures-based applications such as gas sensing, pH sensing, photocatalysis, antibacterial activity, drug delivery, and electrodes for optoelectronics. Reviews methods to synthesize, tailor, and characterize 1D, 2D, and 3D zinc oxide nanostructured materials Discusses key properties of zinc oxide nanostructured materials including optical, electronic, thermal, piezoelectric, and surface properties Addresses most relevant zinc oxide applications in optoelectronics such as light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and sensors

Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage Book

Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage


  • Author : Olivier Guillon
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081027844

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Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage Excerpt :

In order to enable an affordable, sustainable, fossil-free future energy supply, research activities on relevant materials and related technologies have been intensified in recent years, Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage describes the current state-of-the-art concerning materials, properties, processes, and specific applications. Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, and engineers will be able to get a broad overview of the use of ceramics in energy applications, while at the same time become acquainted with the most recent developments in the field. With chapters written by recognized experts working in their respective fields the book is a valuable reference source covering the following application areas: ceramic materials and coatings for gas turbines; heat storage and exchange materials for solar thermal energy; ceramics for nuclear energy; ceramics for energy harvesting (thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, and sunlight conversion); ceramic gas separation membranes; solid oxide fuel cells and electrolysers; and electrochemical storage in battery cells. Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage offers a sound base for understanding the complex requirements related to the technological fields and the ceramic materials that make them possible. The book is also suitable for people with a solid base in materials science and engineering that want to specialize in ceramics. Presents an extensive overview of ceramic materials involved in energy conversion and storage Updates on the tremendous progress that has been achieved in recent years Showcases authors at the forefront of their fields, including results from the huge amount of published data Provides a list of requirements for the materials used for each energy technology Includes an evaluation and comparison of materials available, including their structure, properties and performance

Metal Oxide Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells  Electrolyzers  and Metal Air Batteries Book

Metal Oxide Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells Electrolyzers and Metal Air Batteries


  • Author : Teko W. Napporn
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-01-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128184974

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Metal Oxide Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells Electrolyzers and Metal Air Batteries Excerpt :

Metal Oxide-Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, and Metal-Air Batteries is a comprehensive book summarizing the recent overview of these new materials developed to date. The book is motivated by research that focuses on the reduction of noble metal content in catalysts to reduce the cost associated to the entire system. Metal oxides gained significant interest in heterogeneous catalysis for basic research and industrial deployment. Metal Oxide-Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, and Metal-Air Batteries puts these opportunities and challenges into a broad context, discusses the recent researches and technological advances, and finally provides several pathways and guidelines that could inspire the development of ground-breaking electrochemical devices for energy production or storage. Its primary focus is how materials development is an important approach to produce electricity for key applications such as automotive and industrial. The book is appropriate for those working in academia and R&D in the disciplines of materials science, chemistry, electrochemistry, and engineering. Includes key aspects of materials design to improve the performance of electrode materials for energy conversion and storage device applications Reviews emerging metal oxide materials for hydrogen production, hydrogen oxidation, oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution Discusses metal oxide electrocatalysts for water-splitting, metal-air batteries, electrolyzer, and fuel cell applications

Assorted Dimensional Reconfigurable Materials Book

Assorted Dimensional Reconfigurable Materials


  • Author : Rajendra Dongre
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-09-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789855135

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Assorted Dimensional Reconfigurable Materials Excerpt :

This book outlines assorted dimensional materials acquired through reconfiguration of potentially applicable physical properties and functions of some multifunctional matrixes, composites, hybrids, and blends. As the frontiers of Science and Technology become widened, many multifunctional materials are created via physico-chemically reconfigured alterations to cater for remarkable applications in this era of modernization. Today, material for sustainable and green development in S

Advanced Ceramics for Energy and Environmental Applications Book

Advanced Ceramics for Energy and Environmental Applications


  • Author : Akshay Kumar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 609
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000404739

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Advanced Ceramics for Energy and Environmental Applications Excerpt :

Advanced Ceramics possess various unique properties and are able to withstand harsh environments. The aim of this book is to cover various aspects of the advanced ceramics like carbides, nitrides and oxides for energy and environment related applications. Advanced ceramics with additional functionality propose significant potential for greater impact in the field of energy and environmental technologies. This book focuses on the nanostructured ceramics synthesis, properties, structure-property relation and application in the area of energy and environment. It covers the high impact work from around 50 leading researchers throughout the world working in this field. This will help metallurgists, biologists, mechanical engineers, ceramicists, material scientists and researchers working in the nanotechnology field with inclusion of every aspect of advanced ceramics for energy and environmental applications.

Perovskite Ceramics Book

Perovskite Ceramics


  • Author : Jose Luis Clabel Huaman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-11-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323907101

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Perovskite Ceramics Excerpt :

Perovskite-based ceramics are a significant class of innovative materials with fascinating physical properties, which are now receiving intensive research attention in condensed matter physics and in the area of practical device applications. Perovskite Ceramics provides a state-of-the-art review on the latest advances in perovskite-based ceramic materials, as well as the development of devices from these materials for different applications. Perovskite Ceramics: Recent Advances and Emerging Applications is divided into two main parts. The first part focuses on the basics of perovskite-based ceramic materials and includes chapters on the fundamentals, synthesis and processing, characterization, and properties of these materials. Chapters are also included on bulk and thin materials, phase transitions, polaronic effects and the compensation and screening of ferroelectricity. This section will allow the reader to familiarize themselves with the standard traditional approach, but it will also introduce new concepts that are fast evolving in this field. The second part presents an extensive review of up-to-date research on new and innovative advances in perovskite-based ceramic materials. Chapters cover multiferroic applications, lead-free perovskites, energy storage applications, perovskite-based memories, light manipulation and spectral modifications, and solar cells and fuel cells. All these fields of research are rapidly evolving, so the book acts a platform to showcase latest results on optical strategies and materials for light manipulation, and spectral up- and down-conversion too (mainly rare earth doped oxides and complexes). The book will be an essential reference resource for academic and industrial researchers working in materials research and development particularly in functional and oxide ceramics and perovskites. A comprehensive and systematic review of advanced research in perovskite-based ceramics Covers both oxide and halide perovskites, their synthes

Sustainable Strategies in Organic Electronics Book

Sustainable Strategies in Organic Electronics


  • Author : Assunta Marrocchi
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-02-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128236017

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Sustainable Strategies in Organic Electronics reviews green materials and devices, sustainable processes in electronics, and the reuse, recycling and degradation of devices. Topics addressed include large-scale synthesis and fabrication of safe device materials processes that neither use toxic reagents, solvents or produce toxic by-products. Emerging opportunities such as new synthetic approaches for enabling the commercialization of pi-conjugated polymer-based devices are explored, along with new efforts towards incorporating materials from renewable resources for a low carbon footprint. Finally, the book discusses the latest advances towards device biodegradability and recycling. It is suitable for materials scientists and engineers, chemists, physicists in academia and industry. Discusses emerging opportunities for green materials, synthesis and fabrication of organic electronics Reviews the challenges of integration of sustainable strategies in large-scale manufacturing of organic electronics Provides an overview of green materials and solvents that can be used as alternatives to toxic materials for organic electronics applications