The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells

The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells

1st Edition - September 19, 2017

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  • Editor: Ghenadii Korotcenkov
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128109960
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128111659

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The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells begins with several chapters covering the synthesis of semiconductor oxides for NGSCs. Part II goes on to cover the types and applications of NGSCs currently under development, while Part III brings the two together, covering specific processing techniques for NGSC construction. Finally, Part IV discusses the stability of SO solar cells compared to organic solar cells, and the possibilities offered by hybrid technologies. This comprehensive book is an essential reference for all those academics and professionals who require thorough knowledge of recent and future developments in the role of semiconductor oxides in next generation solar cells.

Key Features

  • Unlocks the potential of advanced semiconductor oxides to transform Next Generation Solar Cell (NGSC) design
  • Full coverage of new developments and recent research make this essential reading for researchers and engineers alike
  • Explains the synthesis and processing of semiconductor oxides with a view to their use in NGSCs


Academics (professors/researchers and graduate students) as well as professionals (engineers) in the fields of materials science, electronic materials, and solar cell technology

Table of Contents

  • Section A – Synthesis of Semiconductor and Graphene Oxides for NGSC
    1. Synthesis of ZnO Nanostructures for Solar Cells--A Focus on Dye Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells - Prof. Thierry Pauporté       
    2. Synthesis by Low Temperature Solution Processing of Ferroelectric Perovskite Oxide Thin Films as Candidate Materials for Photovoltaic Applications – Prof. M. Lourdes Calzada

    Section B – Next Generation Solar Cells
    3. Alternative Binary and Ternary Metal Oxides for Dye- and Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells - Dr. Renaud Demadrille
    4. Oxide Hole Transport Materials in Inverted Planar Perovskite Solar Cells - Dr. Zuqiang Bian and Prof. Chunhui Huang
    5. Metal-oxide Based Charge Extraction and Recombination Layers for Organic Solar Cells - Prof. Thomas Reidl
    6. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells - Prof. Anders Hagfeldt and Nikolaos Vlachopoulos
    7. Semiconducting Metal Oxides for High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells - Prof. Yang Yang
    8. Metal Oxides in Photovoltaics: All-Oxide, Ferroic, and Perovskite Solar Cells- Prof. Monica Lira-Cantu
    9. Graphene Oxide-like Materials in Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells - Prof. Emmanuel Kymakis and Prof. Dimitrios Konios
    10. Application of Graphene and Graphene Derivatives/Oxide Nanomaterials for Solar Cells - Prof. Ana Flavia Nogueira
    11. All-Oxide Solar Cells - Dr. Theodoros Dimopoulos
    12. Oxide Layers in Organic Solar Cells for an Optimal Photon Management- Prof. Jordi Martorell

    Section C -- Stability of NGPV with SO
    13. Graphene Oxide for DSSC, OPV and Perovskite Stability - Dr. Francesca Brunetti/Prof. Aldo Di Carlo

Product details

  • No. of pages: 566
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: September 19, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128109960
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128111659

About the Series Editor

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree in Physics and Mathematics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. Long time he was a leader of scientific Gas Sensor Group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova, supported from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. From 2007 to 2008, he was an invited scientist in Korean Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea. Then, until the end of 2017 Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently Dr. G. Korotcenkov is the research professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the Moldova State University, Chisinau, the Rep. of Moldova. Specialists from Former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the field of study of Schottky barriers, MOS structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the base of III-Vs compounds very well. His current research interests include material sciences focused on metal oxides, surface science, and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. Dr. G. Korotcenkov is either the author or editor of 39 books, published by Momentum Press, CRC Press, Springer (USA) and Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China). He is the author and coauthor of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 review papers, 38 book chapters, and more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-factor = 42 [Scopus] and h-factor = 51 [Google Scholar citation]). Besides, Dr. G. Korotcenkov is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 250 reports at national and international conferences, including 17 invited talks. Dr. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of more than 10 international scientific conferences. Research activities of Dr. G. Korotcenkov are honored by the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2019), an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004); Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003); and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

About the Editor

Monica Lira-Cantu

Monica Lira-Cantu is Group Leader of the Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) in Barcelona (ES). She is also visiting professor at the Laboratory of Photomolecular Science (LSPM) at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, CH). Prof. Lira-Cantu has directed several national, international and industrial projects, and is currently the coordinator of the European StableNextSol COST Action related to the stability of emerging solar cells. She has more than 115 publications, among them more than 87 journal articles, 10 book chapters, 8 patents and has organized more than 12 International Scientific Conferences related to the area of Photovoltaics. Her international recognition and diffusion is corroborated by the growing number of citations, currently at 3757 in 2017 (average 43/paper) with an h index of 33.

Affiliations and Expertise

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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