The need to address the energy problem and formulate a lasting solution to tame climate change has never been so urgent. The rise of various renewable energy sources, such as solar cell technologies, has given humanity a glimpse of hope that can delay the catastrophic effects of these problems after decades of neglect.
This review volume provides an in-depth discussion of the fundamental photophysical processes as well as the state-of-the-art device engineering of various emerging photovoltaic technologies, including organic (fullerene, non-fullerene, and ternary), dye-sensitized (ruthenium, iron, and quantum dot), and hybrid metal-halide perovskite solar cells. The book is essential reading for graduate and postgraduate students involved in the photophysics and materials science of solar cell technologies.
Fullerene-Based Organic Solar Cells
Wanzhu Cai, Zesen Lin, and Lintao Hou
Non-Fullerene-Based Polymer Solar Cells
Ternary Sensitization of Organic Solar Cells: A Multifunctional Concept to boost Power Conversion Efficiency
Negar Kazerouni, Marcella Guenther, Barry C. Thompson, and Tayebeh Ameri
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Photophysics of Coordination Complex
Vanira Trifiletti and Norberto Manfredi
Fe Complexes as Photosensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Yizhu Liu and Kenneth Wärnmark
Quantum Dot–Sensitized Solar Cells
Huifang Geng and Kaibo Zheng
Time-Resolved Spectroscopic Studies of Perovskites
Using First-Principles Simulations to Understand Perovskite Solar Cells and the Underlying Opto-Electronic Mechanisms