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Photoelectrochemical Materials and Energy Conversion Processes, Volume 12

Richard C. Alkire (Series Editor), Dieter M. Kolb (Series Editor), Jacek Lipkowski (Series Editor), Phil N. Ross (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-32859-8
374 pages
January 2011
Photoelectrochemical Materials and Energy Conversion Processes, Volume 12 (3527328599) cover image
An international group of leading scientists from the field has contributed to the 12th volume in this series, covering a range of different types of solar cells and including a critical comparison of the different techniques available for manufacturing the semiconductors needed.
The result is an expert insight the central questions surrounding photovoltaic materials and systems, reflecting the latest developments in this hot and timely green topic.
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Preface

APPLICATIONS OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY IN THE FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS
Introduction
Electrochemical Routes to Thin-Film Solar Cells
Characterization of Solar Cell Materials using Electrolyte Contacts
Conclusions

TAILORING OF INTERFACES FOR THE PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF SOLAR ENERGY
Introduction
Operation Principles of Photoelectrochemical Devices
Surface and Interface Analysis Methods
Case Studies: Interface Conditioning
Photovoltaic, Photoelectrochemical Devices
Photoelectrocatalytic Devices
Synopsis

PRINTAB LE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR DYE-SENSITIZED PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS WITH FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES
Introduction: Historical Background
Low-Temperature Coating of Semiconduc tor Films
Photoelectric Performance of Plastic Dye-Sensitized Photocells
Polymer-Based Counter Electrodes with Printable Materials
Investigation of High-Extinction Sensitizers and Co-Adsorbents
Durability Development for Plastic DSSCs
Fabrication of Large-Area Plastic DSSC Modules
Concluding Remarks

ELECTRODEPOSTIED POROUS ZnO SENSITIZED BY ORGANIC DYES -
PROMISING MATERIALS FOR DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS WITH POTENTIAL APPLICATION IN LARGE-SCALE PHOTOVOLTAICS
Introduction
Electrodeposition -
A Well-Established Technology
Electrodeposition of ZnO Thin Films
Sensitization of ZnO
Alternative Sensitizer Molecules
Electrodeposition of Hybrid ZnO/Organic Thin Films
Porous Crystalline Networks of ZnO as Starting Material for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Adaption of Electrodeposition Towards Specific Demands of Alternative Substrate Materials
State of the Art and Outlook

THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTORS DEPOSITED IN NANOMETRIC SCALES BY ELECTROCHEMICAL AND WET CHEMICAL METHODS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CELL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Materials and Composite Materials Fabrication
Systems Development
Conclusions and Perspectives


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Richard C. Alkire is Professor Emeritus of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Charles and Dorothy Prizer Chair at the University of Illinois, Urbana, USA. He obtained his degrees at Lafayette College and University of California at Berkeley. He has received numerous prizes, including Vittorio de Nora Award and Lifetime National Associate award from National Academy.

Dieter M. Kolb is Professor of Electrochemistry at the University of Ulm, Germany. He received his undergraduate and PhD degrees at the Technical University of Munich. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA. He worked as a Senior Scientist at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Berlin and completed his habilitation at the Free University of Berlin, where he also was Professor. Prof. Kolb has received many prizes and is a member of several societies.

Jacek Lipkowski is Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Guelph, Canada. His research interests focus on surface analysis and interfacial electrochemistry. He has authored over 120 publications and is a member of several societies, including a Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry.

Philip N. Ross has recently retired from his position as a Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his academic degrees at Yale University, New Haven, CT, and University of Delaware, Newark, DL. He has received the David C. Grahame Award of the Electrochemical Society, and is a member of several Committees and Advisory Boards.
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"This book focuses on the electrochemical science aspects associated with photonic phenomena, photovoltaic materials and systems, as well as the engineering fundamentals surrounding their fabrication processes and functional capabilities". (ETDE Energy database, 2011)
 
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