List of Figures Preface Author Chapter 1 Historical Background and Structure of This Book Chapter 2 New Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Chapter 3 Measurements of Organic Solar Devices and Materials Chapter 4 Organic Solar Cell Architectures Modernized Chapter 5 Interface Engineering in Organic Solar Cells Chapter 6 New Approaches: Testing the Limits in Organic Solar Cells Chapter 7 A Look Forward with Organic Solar Fuels Index
Theodore Goodson is The Richard Bernstein Collegiate Professor of Chemistry at University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.
'Research on organic solar cells for photovoltaic (PV) applications has been under investigation for more than 20 years, and it is appropriate to have a new book on this topic. The significant progress in developing organic solar PV is reviewed and presented, along with measurement methods that are used in characterizing organic solar cells. While this book may be used as a textbook, it is written for all individuals who want to know more information about organic solar PV. The chapters in this work cover history, materials for solar PV, measurement methods, solar cell architecture, interface topics, new methodologies, and information pertaining to the future of organic PV. Additionally, many good references appear at the end of each chapter, and excellent color illustrations and figures are included throughout the book. While there has been great advancement in developing solar PV, the present efficiencies of about 10 percent are too small to be competitive in most markets. Organic chemists, physical chemists, physicists, and engineers are attempting to advance the science and design of organic solar cells for PV applications. This book is likely aimed toward these individuals and others who are interested in this particular topic. --L. E. Erickson, Kansas State University Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty, professionals, and general readers.' - L. E. Erickson, Kansas State University, for CHOICE, February 2018 Vol. 55 No. 6 `"Solar Fuels"... does offer sufficient depth on most of the principal methodologies and analytical methods of characterization to bring the reader close to research-level expertise on organic photovoltaic devices (OPV), which is the main topic. ... This volume offers a very useful starting point into this burgeoning field.' - Paul G. Rasmussen, Arthur F. Thurnau Prof. Emeritus, Chemistry and Macromolecular Science & Engineering, University of Michigan