Biomimetic Dye Aggregate Solar Cells by Peter L. MarekBiomimetic Dye Aggregate Solar Cells by Peter L. Marek

Biomimetic Dye Aggregate Solar Cells

byPeter L. Marek

Hardcover | September 16, 2013

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This thesis describes a new approach to the construction of solar cells. Following nature's example, this approach has the goal to find a biomimetic self-assembling dye, whose aggregates can mimic the natural light-harvesting system of special photosynthetic active bacteria. The thesis investigates methods to control the self-assembly such that suitable dye aggregates are formed with high internal order and size-confinement. The dye aggregates can be implemented into a new type of solar cells, designed to combine the advantages of hybrid solar cells and solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells (ss-DSSCs): dye aggregate solar cells (DASCs). This book describes the construction and first tests of a prototype for DASCs on the basis of the investigated dye aggregates. The described approach has the advantage that it will enable to build up a light-harvesting system fully synthetically in large scale in order to realize low-cost, light-weight and environmentally friendly solar cells - a worthwhile goal towards the exploitation of clean energy from sunlight.
Title:Biomimetic Dye Aggregate Solar CellsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:163 pagesPublished:September 16, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319006355

ISBN - 13:9783319006352

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Theory and Literature Survey: Biomimetic Light-Harvesting.- Controlling the Self-Assembly of Zinc Porphyrin P2.- Conclusion: Biomimetic Light-Harvesting.- Theory and Literature Survey: Application of BLH to Solar Cells.- Construction of Solar Cells.- Results and Discussion: Application of BLH to Solar Cells.- Conclusion: Application of BLH to Solar Cells.- General Conclusion.- Outlook.