Answering the need for information that could revolutionize the development of alternate solar energy sources and the reduction of atmospheric contaminants, Semiconductor Photochemistry and Photophysics reflects renewed interest inspired by the unique properties of nanocrystalline semiconductor particles. It provides a thorough overview and describes fundamental research aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms of the cells and looks at the application of nanocrystalline TiO2 as a photocatalyst for environmental remediation. Key topics include semiconductor photoelectrochemistry, dye-sensitized solar cells, and photocatalytic treatment of chemical waste.
Table of Contents
1. Heterosupramolecular Devices Based on Nanocrystalline Semiconductors 2. The Essential Interface: Studies in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells 3. Photo-Induced Electron Transfer Reactivity at Nanoscale Semiconductor–Solution Interfaces: Case Studies with Dye-Sensitized SnO2–Water Interfaces 4. Current Status of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells 5. Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Layered Semiconductor Nanoparticles 6. Mechanisms of the Photocatalytic Transformation of Organic Compounds 7. Titanium Dioxide-Photocatalyzed Reactions of Organophosphorus Compounds in Aqueous Media 8. Photocatalytic Oxidation of Gas-Phase Aromatic Contaminants 9. Design and Development of New Titanium Dioxide Semiconductor Photocatalysts 10. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Mesoscopic Oxide Semiconductor Films 11. Applications of Semiconductor Electro-Optical Properties to Chemical Sensing
Ramamurthy, V.; Schanze, Kirk S.