Solar Cells and Energy Materials

Solar Cells and Energy Materials takes an in-depth look at the basics behind energy, solar energy, as well as future and alternative energy materials. The author presents insights into the current state-of-the-art of solar cells, including: their basic science, inorganic, organic, and perovskite-type cells. The author gives an outlook into next-generation energy materials and sources. The focus of this book is not only the presentation of available and developing energy materials, but their thorough examination and characterization.

In addition to solar cell technology and the promising application of nanostructures like quantum dots, the author discusses the science and potential of nuclear fusion materials and other energy materials like hydrogen storage materials, BN nanomaterials, alternative fuels cells and SiC FETs.

Selected from the table of contents:

  • Solar energy
  • Inorganic solar cells
  • Organic-type solar cells
  • Perovskite-type solar cells
  • Nuclear fusion materials


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Dr. Takeo Oku is a Professor of the Department of Materials Science at The University of Shiga Prefecture (2007-). He received his PhD from Department of Nuclear Engineering at Tohoku University. He joined to Kyoto University as a Research Associate (1992-1996), National Center for HREM at Lund University as a Postdoc (1996-1997), Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University as an Associate Professor (1997-2007), and Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory at University of Cambridge as a visiting scientist (2007-2008). His general research areas include structure analysis by high-resolution electron microscopy, fabrication and characterization of next generation solar cells and other energy materials. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 papers in ISI journals.

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