Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

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EPFL Press, Aug 3, 2010 - Science - 604 pages
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Several forms of thin-film solar cells are being examined as alternatives to silicon-solar cells—one of the most promising technologies is the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), with proven efficiencies that approach 11%. This book, which provides a comprehensive look at this promising technology, aims to provide both a graduate level text that brings together the fundamentals of DSC from three perspectives (materials, performance, and mechanistic aspects), as well as to serve as an advanced monograph that summarizes the key advances and lists the technical challenges remaining to be solved.

 

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Contents

TETANIA IN DIVERSE FORMS AS SUBSTRATES
45
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING OF SENSITIZERS
83
acid groups and the ruthenium chromophore
92
OPTIMIZATION OF REDOX MEDIATORS AND ELECTROLYTES
117
PHOTOSENSITIZATION OF SnO2 AND OTHER OXIDES
145
SOLIDSTATE DYESENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
163
PACKAGING SCALEUP AND COMMERCIALIZATION
207
HOW TO MAKE HIGHEFFICIENCY DYESENSITIZED
251
SCALEUP AND PRODUCTDEVELOPMENT STUDIES
267
CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING OF DYESENSITIZED
323
DYNAMICS OF INTERFACIAL AND SURFACE ELECTRON
403
A GENERAL INTRODUCTION
457
THEORETICAL AND MODEL SYSTEM CALCULATIONS
555
INDEX
593
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Dr. K. Kalyanasundaram is a senior scientist at the Laboratory for Photonics and Interfaces of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Federale) at Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in chemistry from the University of Madras, followed by a Ph.D. in physical chemistry (1976) at the Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. Following a two-year stay as a post-doctoral fellow at the Royal Institution, London, UK with Lord George Porter, he joined the photochemistry group of Prof. Michael Graetzel at EPFL in 1979, where he has worked since. Research interests of Dr. Kalyanasundaram are in the area of photochemistry in microheterogeneous media, inorganic photochemistry and photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy.