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Solar Energy Conversion: Chemical Aspects

Solar Energy Conversion: Chemical Aspects

Gertz I. Likhtenshtein

ISBN: 978-3-527-64768-2

Feb 2012

283 pages

$136.99

Description

Finally filling a gap in the literature for a text that also adopts the chemist's view of this hot topic, Professor Likhtenshtein, an experienced
author and internationally renowned scientist, considers different physical and engineering aspects in solar energy conversion.

From theory to real-life systems, he shows exactly which chemical reactions take place when converting light energy, providing an overview of the chemical perspective from fundamentals to molecular harvesting systems and solar cells.

This essential guide will thus help researchers in academia and industry better understand solar energy conversion, and so ultimately
help this promising, multibillion dollar fi eld to expand.

From the contents:
* Electron Transfer Theories
* Principle Stages of Photosynthetic Light Energy Conversion
* Photochemical Systems of Light Energy Conversion
* Redox Processes on Surface of Semiconductors and Metals
* Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
* Photocatalytic Reduction and Oxidation of Water
PREFACE

ELECTRON TRANSFER THEORIES
Introduction
Theoretical Models
Concerted and Multielectron Processes

PRINCIPAL STAGES OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC LIGHT ENERGY CONVERSION
Introduction
Light-Harvesting Antennas
Reaction Center of Photosynthetic Bacteria
Reaction Centers of Photosystems I and II
Water Oxidation System

PHOTOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS OF THE LIGHT ENERGY CONVERSION
Introduction
Charge Separation in Donor?Acceptor Pairs
Electron Flow through Proteins

REDOX PROCESSES ON SURFACE OF SEMICONDUCTORS AND METALS
Redox Processes on Semiconductors
Redox Processes on Metal Surfaces
Electron Transfer in Miscellaneous Systems

DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS I
General Information on Solar Cells
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
DSSC Components

DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS II
Optical Fiber DSSC
Tandem DSSC
Quantum Dot Solar Cells
Polymers in Solar Cells
Fabrication of Solar Cell Components
Fullerene-Based Solar Cells

PHOTOCATALYTIC REDUCTION AND OXIDATION OF WATER
Introduction
Photocatalytic Dihydrogen Production
Water Splitting into O2 and H2

“This essential guide will thus help researchers in academia and industry better understand solar energy conversion, and so ultimately help this promising, multibillion euro/dollar field to expand.”  (ETDE Energy Database, 2012)