Quantum Dot Solar Cells

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Jiang Wu, Zhiming M. Wang
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 28, 2013 - Science - 387 pages
The third generation of solar cells includes those based on semiconductor quantum dots. This sophisticated technology applies nanotechnology and quantum mechanics theory to enhance the performance of ordinary solar cells. Although a practical application of quantum dot solar cells has yet to be achieved, a large number of theoretical calculations and experimental studies have confirmed the potential for meeting the requirement for ultra-high conversion efficiency. In this book, high-profile scientists have contributed tutorial chapters that outline the methods used in and the results of various quantum dot solar cell designs, including quantum dot intermediate band solar cells, hot electron quantum dot solar cells, quantum-dot sensitized solar cells, colloidal quantum dot solar cells, hybrid polymer-quantum dot solar cells, and MEG quantum dot solar cells. Both theoretical and experimental approaches are described. Quantum Dot Solar Cells helps to connect the fundamental laws of physics and the chemistry of materials with advances in device design and performance. The book can be recommended for a broad audience of chemists, electrical engineers, and materials scientists, and is suitable for use in courses on materials and device design for advanced and future optoelectronics.
 

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Contents

Recent Progress in Colloidal Quantum DotSensitized Solar Cells
1
Hierarchically Nanostructured Photoelectrodes for QuantumDotSensitized Solar Cells
39
Hybrid Optoelectronic Devices with Colloidal Quantum Dots
67
Control of Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Semiconducting Quantum DotBased Hybrids
91
Theory of Quantum Dot Arrays for Solar Cell Devices
113
Material Selection for the Quantum Dot Intermediate Band Solar Cell
135
AlGaInAs Quantum Dots for Intermediate Band Formation in Solar Cell Devices
167
Requisites for Highly Efficient HotCarrier Solar Cells
187
Increasing Efficiency with Multiple Exciton Generation
233
Graphene Quantum DotBased Organic Solar Cells
254
Graphene and Quantum Dot Nanocomposites for Photovoltaic Devices
269
The Dynamics of Multiple Exciton Generation in Semiconductor Quantum Dots
295
LightInduced Charge Carrier Dynamics at Nanostructured Interfaces Investigated by Ultrafast Electron Diffractive Photovol
311
Photonics and Plasmonics for Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance
349
Index
383
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