Colloidal Quantum Dot Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics

Colloidal Quantum Dot Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics

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Capturing the most up-to-date research in colloidal quantum dot (CQD) devices, this book is written in an accessible style by the world's leading experts. The application of CQDs in solar cells, photodetectors and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has developed rapidly over recent years, promising to transform the future of clean energy, communications, and displays. This complete guide to the field provides researchers, students and practitioners alike with everything they need to understand these developments and begin contributing to future applications. Introductory chapters summarise the fundamental physics and chemistry, whilst later chapters review the developments that have propelled the field forwards, systematically working through key device advances. The science of CQD films is explained through the latest physical models of semiconductor transport, trapping and recombination, whilst the engineering of organic and inorganic multilayered materials is shown to have enabled major advances in the brightness and efficiency of CQD LEDs.show more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 128 b/w illus. 15 tables
  • 113902275X
  • 9781139022750

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'The subject matter is introduced carefully and explained clearly. There are numerous illustrations found in many of the chapters that are particularly helpful. Overall, this volume will be of considerable assistance to those who wish to accelerate developments in colloidal quantum dot optoelectronics.' K. Alan Shore, Optics and Photonics Newsshow more

About Gerasimos Konstantatos

Gerasimos Konstantatos is an Assistant Professor at the Institut de Ciencies Fot-niques (ICFO) in Barcelona. His research interests lie in the area of nanomaterials and nanostructures for optoelectronics and solar cell applications. His expertise is in the field of colloidal quantum dots and his work has been published in a series of journals and received broad media coverage. Edward H. Sargent is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology. His book The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives (2005) has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean and Arabic. He is a Founder and CTO of InVisage Technologies, Inc.show more

Table of contents

1. Engineering colloidal quantum dots: synthesis, surface chemistry and self-assembly Maryna I. Bodnarchuk and Maksym Kovalenko; 2. Aqueous based colloidal quantum dots for optoelectronics Nikolai Gaponik and Vladimir Lesnyak; 3. Electronic structure and optical transitions in colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals Todd D. Krauss and Jeffrey J. Peterson; 4. Charge and energy transfer in polymer/nanocrystal blends: physics and devices David Ginger and Kevin Noone; 5. Multiple exciton generation in semiconductor quantum dots and electronically coupled QD arrays for application to third generation photovoltaic solar cells M. C. Beard, J. M. Luther and A. J. Nozik; 6. Colloidal quantum dot light emitting diodes Vanessa Wood, Matt Panzer, Seth-Coe Sullivan and Vladimir Bulovic; 7. Optical gain and lasing in colloidal quantum dots Sjoerd Hoogland; 8. Solution-processed quantum dot photodetectors Gerasimos Konstantatos; 9. Solution processed infrared quantum dot solar cells Jiang Tang and Edward Sargent; 10. Heterojunction solar cells based on colloidal quantum dots Delia J. Milliron and Jeffrey J. Urban; 11. Semiconductor sensitized TiO2 mesoporous solar cells Etgar Lioz, Hyo Joong Lee, Sang Il Seok, Md. K. Nazeeruddin and Michael Graetzel.show more

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