Light Harvesting Nanomaterials


by

Surya Prakash Singh

DOI: 10.2174/97816080595841150101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-958-4, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-60805-959-1



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Mankind’s search for alternative energy sources to oil and gas reserves has been fueled by increasing energy demands and technological developm...[view complete introduction]

Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i

C.N.R. Rao

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Preface

- Pp. ii

Surya Prakash Singh

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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)

Surya Prakash Singh

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Metal Nanoparticle Induced Light-Trapping for Solar Photovoltaic Applications

- Pp. 3-20 (18)

Brijesh Tripathi and Manoj Kumar

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Low-Cost and Durable Tetrapyrrolic Sensitizers for Sensitization of Nanocrystalline TiO2

- Pp. 21-54 (34)

Lingamallu Giribabu, Kolanu Sudhakar and Challuri Vijaykumar

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Polymer-Based Nanocomposite Materials for Functional Applications in Devices

- Pp. 55-77 (23)

Sutapa Ghosh

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Visible-Light Photocatalytic Organic Synthesis: Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance-Driven Oxidation Processes Using Au-TiO2 Nanocoupling Systems

- Pp. 78-99 (22)

Shin-Ichi Naya and Hiroaki Tada

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Microstructures and Photovoltaic Properties of C60-Based Solar Cells with Copper Oxides, CuInS2, Phthalocyanines, Porphyrin, Diamond and Exciton-Diffusion Blocking Layer

- Pp. 100-141 (42)

Takeo Oku, Akihiro Takeda, Akihiko Nagata, Ryosuke Motoyoshi, Kazuya Fujimoto, Tatsuya Noma, Atsushi Suzuki, Kenji Kikuchi, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Balachandran Jeyadevan, Jhon Cuya, Yasuhiro Yamasaki and Eiji Ōsawa

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Index

- Pp. 142-147 (6)

Surya Prakash Singh

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Foreword

I am glad to write the foreword for the timely book titled Light-harvesting Nanomaterials edited by Dr. Surya Prakash Singh. I believe this book is a mine of information for those who are pursuing work/research in this array. As fossil fuels are becoming more scarce, research on the development of various approaches to utilize renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind and hydrogen is gaining importance.

Natural photosynthesis executes efficient light-harvesting by continuous unidirectional electron transfer between chromophores is magnificent aspect of nature’s light harvesting of solar energy has motivated researchers to mimic such a process. The science of light harvesting materials is experiencing remarkable growth. Till now conventional solid-state junction devices commanded photovoltaics, which are often made of silicon. Owing to the cheap fabrication and flexibility various light harvesting materials such as nanocrystalline materials, conducting polymer films and organic photoelectronic devices have emerged as alternatives.

Nanocrystalline materials provide possibilities of improved performance. Photosensitization of wide-band-gap semiconductors such as TiO2 by adsorbed dyes have enabled practical for solar cell applications. This book dealing with light harvesting nanomaterials should be of use in this interest.

Prof. C.N.R. Rao
National Research Professor
University Distinguished Professor of Geography
Linus Pauling Research Professor &
Honorary President
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India



Preface

In the search of, renewable and clean energy, the solar cell is considered a major candidate for obtaining energy from the sun. To capture the energy of entire solar spectrum is the main challenge to improve the performance of photovoltaic devices. Incorporation of nanomaterials as a light harvester made a revolutionary change in the field of solar cell technology to both enhance efficiency and lower total cost. First and foremost advantage of nanomaterials is tunable band offset and visible response with size quantization, which allow us to harvest desired portion of solar spectrum. Till date different kind of nonmaterial have been tested for their light harvesting properties, such as compound semiconductor nanoparticles, quantum dots, metal nanoparticles etc. Understanding their energy transfer mechanism and charge carrier capacity are the important parameters to make it more useful for solar cell.

This book summarized the present scenario and fundamentals of synthetic approaches and tailoring the light harvesting properties of a variety of nanostructured materials and their application in photovoltaic industries with a systematic and coherent picture of the field.

The chapters of this book written by distinguished scientists, who are experts of their fields. We sincerely hope that this book will provide insight into subject and some new directions to material scientists as well as the new researchers.

Surya Prakash Singh
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad
India
E-mail: spsingh@iict.res.in

List of Contributors

Editor(s):
Surya Prakash Singh
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad
India




Contributor(s):
Brijesh Tripathi
School of Solar Energy
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Gandhinagar – 382007
India


Manoj Kumar
School of Solar Energy
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Gandhinagar – 382007
India


Lingamallu Giribabu
Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607
India


Kolanu Sudhakar
Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607
India


Challuri Vijaykumar
Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607
India


Sutapa Ghosh
Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607
India


Shin-ichi Nayaa
Environmental Research Laboratory
Kinki University
3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502
Japan


Hiroaki Tadab
Department of Applied Chemistry
School of Science and Engineering, Kinki University
3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502
Japan




Reviews

“ …is very well illustrated and provides a valuable reference source for chemists, physicists and biologists working in the field in both academia and industry.” - Prof. Norman Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University,– The Open Material Science Journal, Volume 9: 49, June 26, 2015

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