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Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
Part I: Functional materials for solar power
Chapter 1: Silicon-based photovoltaic solar cells
1.2 Polysilicon production
1.3 Crystallisation and wafering
1.4 Solar cells: materials issues and cell architectures
Chapter 2: Photovoltaic (PV) thin-films for solar cells
2.2 Amorphous silicon thin-film photovoltaic (PV)
2.3 Cadmium telluride thin-film PV
2.4 Copper indium diselenide thin-film PV
2.5 Materials sustainability
2.6 Future trends
2.7 Sources of further information and advice
Chapter 3: Rapid, low-temperature processing of dye-sensitized solar cells
3.1 Introduction to dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs)
3.2 Manufacturing issues
3.6 Quality control (QC)/lifetime testing
3.7 Conclusions and future trends
Chapter 4: Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices: introduction and modelling
4.1 Introduction to thermophotovoltaics (TPVs)
4.2 Practical TPV cell performance
4.3 Modelling TPV cells
4.4 Tandem TPV cells
Chapter 5: Photoelectrochemical cells for hydrogen generation
5.2 Photoelectrochemical cells: principles and energetics
5.3 Photoelectrochemical cell configurations and efficiency considerations
5.4 Semiconductor photoanodes: material challenges
5.5 Semiconductor photocathodes: material challenges
5.6 Advances in photochemical cell materials and design
5.7 Interfacial reaction kinetics
5.8 Future trends
Global demand for low cost, efficient and sustainable energy production is ever increasing. Driven by recent discoveries and innovation in the science and technology of materials, applications based on functional materials are becoming increasingly important. Functional materials for sustainable energy applications provides an essential guide to the development and application of these materials in sustainable energy production.
Part one reviews functional materials for solar power, including silicon-based, thin-film, and dye sensitized photovoltaic solar cells, thermophotovoltaic device modelling and photoelectrochemical cells. Part two focuses on functional materials for hydrogen production and storage. Functional materials for fuel cells are then explored in part three where developments in membranes, catalysts and membrane electrode assemblies for polymer electrolyte and direct methanol fuel cells are discussed, alongside electrolytes and ion conductors, novel cathodes, anodes, thin films and proton conductors for solid oxide fuel cells. Part four considers functional materials for demand reduction and energy storage, before the book concludes in part five with an investigation into computer simulation studies of functional materials.
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Functional materials for sustainable energy applications is an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the research, development, manufacture and application of materials for sustainable energy production, including materials engineers, scientists and academics in the rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field of sustainable energy.
- An essential guide to the development and application of functional materials in sustainable energy production
- Reviews functional materials for solar power
- Focuses on functional materials for hydrogen production and storage, fuel cells, demand reduction and energy storage
Materials engineers, PV/H2/FC/thin fim/nanotechnology researchers, developers and manufacturers; researchers, scientists and academics in this field; anyone involved or interested in functional materials science or research and development
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- 28th September 2012
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John Kilner is B. C. H. Steele Professor of Energy Materials at Imperial College London, UK.
Stephen Skinner is Reader in Materials Chemistry at Imperial College London, UK.
Stuart Irvine is Research Professor in Opto-electronic Materials for Solar Energy at Glyndwr University, UK.
Peter Edwards is Professor and Head of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK.
University of Oxford, UK