Photoelectrochemistry of Semiconductors
- Format: eBook
- ISBN: 9789814303491
- Subject: Semiconductor Physics
- Published: July 2022
Semiconductor photoelectrochemistry has been attracting since the early 1970s considerable interest in academic, and increasingly in industrial, laboratories for solar energy conversion. The proposed book is a teaching textbook aiming to introduce the principles of semiconductor photoelectrochemistry to undergraduate and Master level students, with basic physics and physical chemistry as pr-requisites. Several books exist in the domain, but none presenting the field at an introductory, education-oriented level also suited for undergraduate students. The proposed textbook, of interdisciplinary character, demonstrates to the perspective readers how two separately taught fields in universities, electrochemistry, and solid-state physics, can be combined toward developing systems for solar energy conversion for the generation of electricity or chemicals generation, with detailed mathematical derivations of all related concepts, while often illustrating the common aspects of these fields. Several appendices are including presenting details of several aspects of physical science in support of the fundamentals. A comprehensive bibliography is presented at the end, suggestions several textbooks and reference books complementing the subjects of the textbook.