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

Introduction

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.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Surya Prakash Singh
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad
India




Contributor(s):
Brijesh Tripathi
School of Solar Energy
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Gandhinagar – 382007
India


Manoj Kumar
School of Solar Energy
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Gandhinagar – 382007
India


Lingamallu Giribabu
Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607
India


Kolanu Sudhakar
Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607
India


Challuri Vijaykumar
Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607
India


Sutapa Ghosh
Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607
India


Shin-ichi Nayaa
Environmental Research Laboratory
Kinki University
3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502
Japan


Hiroaki Tadab
Department of Applied Chemistry
School of Science and Engineering, Kinki University
3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502
Japan




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