The Photophysics Behind Photovoltaics and Photonics

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 16, 2012 - Science - 212 pages

From a leading researcher in optical spectroscopy and electronic properties of novel semiconductors comes this much-needed toolbox title to understand the concepts behind the spectroscopy of advanced organic materials and how they work.

The book thus provides basic and practical knowledge on material photophysics for planning, carrying out and understanding experiments in spectroscopy. It contains a collection of simple practical rules for data analysis and interpretation, together with a list of experimental techniques, including the latest methods. Each topic is complemented by examples taken from forefront research on nanomaterials, photovoltaics and photonics, and each chapter includes a discussion, examples, topical boxes, tables and figures. The whole is rounded off by a bibliography for further reading, major references and appendices.

From the contents:

  • Introduction
  • Radiation-Matter-Interaction in the Two-Level-System
  • Molecular Exciton
  • Excited States in Solids
  • Photoexcitation Dynamics
  • Photophysics Tool Box
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Charge Transfer and Transport
  • Pump Probe and Other Modulation Techniques
  • Conclusions and Future Perspectives

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Molecular Exciton
Excited States in Solids
Photoexcitation Dynamics
Photophysics Tool Box
Vibrational Spectroscopy
Charge Transfer and Transport
Pump Probe and Other Modulation Techniques

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Prof. Guglielmo Lanzani is Head of the Center for Nano Science and Technology of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT@POLIMI) and associate professor of Physics at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Having obtained his academic degree from the University of Genova, he spent five years as a researcher in Sassari, before taking up his present appointment at Politecnico di Milano, and more recently at IIT. Professor Lanzani has authored over 180 scientific publications, and has given 65 invited talks. He is a member of several conference program boards and chair of international conferences.

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