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Lecture Notes in Chemistry

Solar Light Harvesting with Nanocrystalline Semiconductors

Authors: Stroyuk, Oleksandr

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  • Introduces readers to nanocrystalline semiconductors for solar light energy conversion
  • Provides a general introduction to the photochemistry of semiconductor nanocrystals, detailed explanations of semiconductor nanophotocatalysis and nanocrystalline semiconductor-based solar cells, and examples for investigation and application of the described systems
  • Offers an honest and critical discussion on perspectives and limitations of photocatalytic processes for solar light conversion, including a historical account
  • A complete survey – from the basics to the current research – for everybody interested in the field of sustainable energy harvesting from solar light
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This book explains the use of nanocrystalline semiconductors in the harvesting of energy from solar light. It introduces promising methodology and technology which may help to increase the efficiency of light harvesting – one of the major challenges on the way toward sustainable energy generation.The book starts with a general introduction to the photochemistry of semiconductor nanocrystals. In the introductory chapter, the author also provides a frank and critical discussion on perspectives and limitations of the photocatalytic processes for solar light conversion including a historical account on semiconductor photocatalysis. He discusses that (and also why) it is a long way from laboratory prototypes to real sustainable technologies.The following chapters outline the conversion of solar light energy in semiconductor nanophotocatalysis on the one hand, and to (electric) energy in nanocrystalline semiconductor-based solar cells on the other hand. Topics addressed include nanophotocatalytic hydrogen production, artificial photosynthesis, quantum-dot sensitized liquid-junction and bulk heterojunction solar cells. Perspectives and opportunities, but also bottlenecks and limitations are discussed and the novel systems compared with established technology, such as classical silicon solar cells. While readers in this way learn to understand the basics and get introduced to the current research in the field, the final chapter provides them with the necessary knowledge about methodology, both in synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanophotocatalysts and semiconductor nanomaterials, including examples for the practice of photocatalytic experiments and the studies of semiconductor-based solar cells.

About the authors

Oleksandr Stroyuk is the Head of the Laboratory of Organic Photovoltaics and Electrochemistry at the L.V. Pysarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He studied chemistry at Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University, Faculty of Chemistry, with a specialization in analytical chemistry and chemical monitoring of environment. He obtained his M.Sc. from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University in 1999, and then started his PhD studies at the L.V. Pysarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IPC). Afterwards he had positions as Researcher, Senior Researcher and Leading Researcher in the Photochemistry Department at IPC, and since October 2015 he is heading the Laboratory of Organic Photovoltaics and Electrochemistry.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Basic Concepts of the Photochemistry of Semiconductor Nanoparticles

    Pages 1-37

    Stroyuk, Oleksandr

  • Semiconductor-Based Photocatalytic Systems for the Solar-Light-Driven Water Splitting and Hydrogen Evolution

    Pages 39-125

    Stroyuk, Oleksandr

  • Semiconductor-Based Photocatalytic Systems for the Reductive Conversion of CO2 and N2

    Pages 127-160

    Stroyuk, Oleksandr

  • Semiconductor-Based Liquid-Junction Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells

    Pages 161-240

    Stroyuk, Oleksandr

  • Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Photo-Active Semiconductors

    Pages 241-318

    Stroyuk, Oleksandr

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68878-7
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Softcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88673-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar Light Harvesting with Nanocrystalline Semiconductors
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Chemistry
Series Volume
99
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68879-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68879-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68878-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88673-2
Series ISSN
0342-4901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 378
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 149 illustrations in colour
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