Solar Energy Conversion
1. Edition March 2012
X, 273 Pages, Hardcover
146 Pictures (7 Colored Figures)
By considering solar energy conversion from the chemist's point of view, this book provides an overview of the chemical aspects of the field from fundamentals to molecular harvesting systems and solar cells.
Finally filling a gap in the literature for a text that also adopts the chemist's view of this hot topic, Professor Likhtenshtein, an experienced
author and internationally renowned scientist, considers different physical and engineering aspects in solar energy conversion.
From theory to real-life systems, he shows exactly which chemical reactions take place when converting light energy, providing an overview of the chemical perspective from fundamentals to molecular harvesting systems and solar cells.
This essential guide will thus help researchers in academia and industry better understand solar energy conversion, and so ultimately
help this promising, multibillion dollar fi eld to expand.
From the contents:
* Electron Transfer Theories
* Principle Stages of Photosynthetic Light Energy Conversion
* Photochemical Systems of Light Energy Conversion
* Redox Processes on Surface of Semiconductors and Metals
* Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
* Photocatalytic Reduction and Oxidation of Water
ELECTRON TRANSFER THEORIES
Concerted and Multielectron Processes
PRINCIPAL STAGES OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC LIGHT ENERGY CONVERSION
Reaction Center of Photosynthetic Bacteria
Reaction Centers of Photosystems I and II
Water Oxidation System
PHOTOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS OF THE LIGHT ENERGY CONVERSION
Charge Separation in Donor?Acceptor Pairs
Electron Flow through Proteins
REDOX PROCESSES ON SURFACE OF SEMICONDUCTORS AND METALS
Redox Processes on Semiconductors
Redox Processes on Metal Surfaces
Electron Transfer in Miscellaneous Systems
DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS I
General Information on Solar Cells
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS II
Optical Fiber DSSC
Quantum Dot Solar Cells
Polymers in Solar Cells
Fabrication of Solar Cell Components
Fullerene-Based Solar Cells
PHOTOCATALYTIC REDUCTION AND OXIDATION OF WATER
Photocatalytic Dihydrogen Production
Water Splitting into O2 and H2
In 1992 he moved to the Department of Chemistry at the Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel, as a full professor in charge of the Laboratory of Chemical Biophysics and has been an emeritus since 2003. He has authored nine scientific books and around 380 papers, and his many awards include the Medal of the Exhibition of Economic Achievement, the Diploma of Discovery, the USSR State Prize, the V.V. Voevodsky
International Price for Chemical Physics and the Diploma of the Israel Chemical Society. Professor Likhtenshtein is a member of the International ESR Society, the American Biophysical Society, the Israel Chemical Society and the Israel ESR Society.
His main scientific interests focus on antioxidants analysis and mechanisms of light energy conversion.