Editor: Surya Prakash Singh

Light Harvesting Nanomaterials

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $106
Printed Copy: US $87
Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-60805-959-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-958-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015
DOI: 10.2174/97816080595841150101


Mankind’s search for alternative energy sources to oil and gas reserves has been fueled by increasing energy demands and technological developments. Today, the prospect of harvesting energy from new sources is a major issue in scientific and economic discourse and will remain to be so in the future decades to come. Sunlight is known as a reliable and renewable energy source which can be utilized to meet forthcoming energy demand if it is exploited in an efficient manner. Light harvesting nanomaterials represent one way in which this can be achieved through biomimetics or artificially designed supramolecular structures. This eBook brings together facts about the underlying principles and theory about light harvesting systems. It presents interdisciplinary research work with emphasis on nanoscale objects used to harvest light.

Light Harvesting Nanomaterials details a broad range of systems including solar cells which involve hybrid materials to durable tetrapyrrolic sensitizers and other nanopolymer based systems. This eBook is a valuable reference for advanced readers interested in novel technologies that utilize light energy for functional and technical benefits.

Indexed in: Book Citation Index, Science Edition, EBSCO.


- Pp. i
C.N.R. Rao
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- Pp. ii
Surya Prakash Singh
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Surya Prakash Singh
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Metal Nanoparticle Induced Light-Trapping for Solar Photovoltaic Applications

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Brijesh Tripathi, Manoj Kumar
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Low-Cost and Durable Tetrapyrrolic Sensitizers for Sensitization of Nanocrystalline TiO2

- Pp. 21-54 (34)
Lingamallu Giribabu, Kolanu Sudhakar, Challuri Vijaykumar
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Polymer-Based Nanocomposite Materials for Functional Applications in Devices

- Pp. 55-77 (23)
Sutapa Ghosh
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Visible-Light Photocatalytic Organic Synthesis: Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance-Driven Oxidation Processes Using Au-TiO2 Nanocoupling Systems

- Pp. 78-99 (22)
Shin-Ichi Naya, Hiroaki Tada
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Microstructures and Photovoltaic Properties of C60-Based Solar Cells with Copper Oxides, CuInS2, Phthalocyanines, Porphyrin, Diamond and Exciton-Diffusion Blocking Layer

- Pp. 100-141 (42)
Takeo Oku, Akihiro Takeda, Akihiko Nagata, Ryosuke Motoyoshi, Kazuya Fujimoto, Tatsuya Noma, Atsushi Suzuki, Kenji Kikuchi, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Balachandran Jeyadevan, Jhon Cuya, Yasuhiro Yamasaki, Eiji Ōsawa
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- Pp. 142-147 (6)
Surya Prakash Singh
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