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Title Nanomaterials for solar cell applications / edited by Sabu Thomas, El Hadji Mamour Sakho, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Samuel Oluwatobi Oluwafemi, Jihuai Wu.
Imprint Amsterdam : Elsevier, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource
Note Includes index.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 19, 2019).
Subject Nanostructured materials.
Solar cells.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Front Cover; Nanomaterials for Solar Cell Applications; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; I. Fundamental of nanomaterials for solar cells; 1 Fundamentals of solar cells; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The solar resource, solar energy; 1.3 Principles of photovoltaic energy conversion; 1.4 Semiconductors; 1.4.1 Bands, electrons, and holes; 1.4.2 Doping, n and p types; 1.4.3 Generation and recombination of electron-holes pairs; Absorption; 1.5 Solar cell structure, operation, and main parameters; 1.5.1 p-n Junction
1.5.2 Structure, operation, and main parameters of solar cells1.5.2.1 Dark current due to voltage; Superposition and IV curve; 1.6 Upper limit for solar energy conversion; 1.7 Reducing Boltzmann losses: optical concentration and angular restriction; 1.7.1 Optical concentration; Practical concentrators; 1.7.2 Angular restriction; Optics for angular restriction; 1.8 Reducing thermalization and below-Eg losses: advanced concepts of photovoltaic cells; 1.8.1 Multijunction (MJ) solar cells; 1.8.2 Other concepts; Quantum solar cells Intermediate band solar cells1.8.2.3 Hot carrier solar cells; Multiple exciton generation; References; Further reading; 2 Life-cycle assessment of photovoltaic systems; List of symbols and abbreviations; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Life-cycle assessment: general issues; 2.3 Life-cycle impact assessment methods; 2.3.1 Embodied energy, embodied carbon, energy payback time, greenhouse-gas payback time; 2.3.2 Methods which include midpoint and/or endpoint approaches; 2.3.3 Other methods; 2.4 Life-cycle assessment and metrics-environmental indicators for photovoltaics
2.4.1 Metrics and indicators for photovoltaic life-cycle assessment2.4.2 Methodological framework for assessing (based on life-cycle assessment) the environmental impacts of photovoltaic systems; 2.5 Life-cycle assessment of photovoltaic technologies; 2.5.1 Silicon; 2.5.2 Multijunction; 2.5.3 Copper indium gallium diselenide; 2.5.4 Cadmium telluride; 2.5.5 Perovskite; 2.5.6 Organic; 2.5.7 Dye-sensitized; 2.5.8 Studies comparing different photovoltaic technologies; 2.5.9 Photovoltaic/thermal; 2.6 Life-cycle assessment of photovoltaic systems; 2.6.1 Materials and manufacturing phase
2.6.2 The role of sunlight concentration2.6.3 Nanomaterials and nanofluids; 2.6.4 Storage and materials; 2.6.5 Roles of the heat transfer fluid (for photovoltaic/thermal) and integration into the building (relative to photovolta ... ; 2.6.6 Life span, durability of the materials, recycling, end-of-life; 2.7 Conclusions; References; 3 Introduction to nanomaterials: synthesis and applications; 3.1 Introduction to nanotechnology; 3.1.1 History of nanotechnology; 3.1.2 Size effects of nanomaterials; 3.1.3 Carbon nanomaterials; 3.2 Quantum dots; 3.3 Metal nanoparticles
Summary Nanomaterials for Solar Cell Applications provides a review of recent developments in the field of nanomaterials based solar cells. It begins with a discussion of the fundamentals of nanomaterials for solar calls, including a discussion of lifecycle assessments and characterization techniques. Next, it reviews various types of solar cells, i.e., Thin film, Metal-oxide, Nanowire, Nanorod and Nanoporous materials, and more. Other topics covered include a review of quantum dot sensitized and perovskite and polymer nanocomposites-based solar cells. This book is an ideal resource for those working in this evolving field of nanomaterials and renewable energy.
Other Author Thomas, Sabu, editor.
Sakho, El Hadji Mamour, editor.
Kalarikkal, Nandakumar, editor.
Oluwafemi, Oluwatobi Samuel, editor.
Wu, Jihuai, editor.
Other Title Print version : 9780128133378