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Light-Active Functional Organic Materials

1st Edition

Hiroko Yamada, Shiki Yagai
May 16, 2019

Inspired by naturally occurring light-active molecular systems such as photosynthesis, scientists have long devoted their efforts to understanding how light and molecules interact. Based on a raft of knowledge on light absorption, energy migration and electron transfer, fluorescence and...

Plasmonics in Chemistry and Biology

1st Edition

Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Nordin Felidj
May 09, 2019

Over the past decade, plasmonic nanoparticles have been the subject of extensive research, owing to their remarkable optical properties. These properties arise from a collective oscillation of the conductive electrons at the nanoparticle surface under light irradiation, known as localized surface...

Molecular Solar Cells

1st Edition

Anders Hagfeldt
December 31, 2018

This textbook covers solar cells employing photoelectric dye molecules to harvest sunlight and convert the photons to charge carriers which produce electricity. It also examines dye-sensitized solar cells type molecular solar cells and includes sections on photochemistry, driving force,...

Photosynthetic Protein-Based Photovoltaics

1st Edition

Swee Ching Tan
September 17, 2018

Ever since the discovery of the photoelectric effect, researchers have been trying to improve the efficiency of converting sunlight into electricity through photovoltaic devices. Photosynthetic organisms provide clues for harvesting sunlight and storing the energy in chemical forms. This book...

Aquatic and Surface Photochemistry

1st Edition

George R. Helz
November 29, 2017

Aquatic and Surface Photochemistry provides a broad overview of current research in the emerging field of environmental aquatic and surface photochemistry. Selected reviews and current research articles are blended to provide an in-depth treatment of various aspects of this research area. The first...

Photochemical Water Splitting: Materials and Applications

1st Edition

Neelu Chouhan, Ru-Shi Liu, Jiujun Zhang
January 25, 2017

Cleavage of water to its constituents (i.e., hydrogen and oxygen) for production of hydrogen energy at an industrial scale is one of the "holy grails" of materials science. That can be done by utilizing the renewable energy resource i.e. sunlight and photocatalytic material. The sunlight and water...

Ultrafast Dynamics at the Nanoscale: Biomolecules and Supramolecular Assemblies

1st Edition

Stefan Haacke, Irene Burghardt
December 21, 2016

Ultrafast Dynamics at the Nanoscale provides a combined experimental and theoretical insight into the molecular-level investigation of light-induced quantum processes in biological systems and nanostructured (bio)assemblies. Topics include DNA photostability and repair, photoactive proteins,...

Photocatalysis: Principles and Applications

1st Edition

Rakshit Ameta, Suresh C. Ameta
December 01, 2016

Photocatalysis, reactions carried out in the presence of a semiconductor and light, is rapidly becoming one of the most active areas of chemical research, with applications in areas such as electrochemistry, medicine, and environmental chemistry, Photocatalysis: Principles and Applications stresses...

Self-Assembled Organic-Inorganic Nanostructures: Optics and Dynamics

1st Edition

Christian von Borczyskowski, Eduard Zenkevich
October 21, 2016

The current state and perspectives in natural and life sciences are strongly linked to the development of novel complex organic-inorganic materials at various levels of organization, including semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and QD-based nanostructures with unique optical and physico-chemical...

Tuning Semiconducting and Metallic Quantum Dots: Spectroscopy and Dynamics

1st Edition

Christian von Borczyskowski, Eduard Zenkevich
October 13, 2016

Nanotechnology is one of the growing areas of this century, also opening new horizons for tuning optical properties. This book introduces basic tuning schemes, including those on a single quantum object level, with an emphasis on surface and interface manipulation of semiconducting and metallic...

X-Ray Diffraction: Modern Experimental Techniques

1st Edition

Oliver H. Seeck, Bridget Murphy
February 10, 2015

High-resolution x-ray diffraction and scattering is a key tool for structure analysis not only in bulk materials but also at surfaces and buried interfaces from the sub-nanometer range to micrometers. This book offers an overview of diffraction and scattering methods currently available at modern...

Photopolymers: Photoresist Materials, Processes, and Applications

1st Edition

Kenichiro Nakamura
August 12, 2014

Advancements in photopolymers have led to groundbreaking achievements in the electronics, print, optical engineering, and medical fields. At present, photopolymers have myriad applications in semiconductor device manufacturing, printed circuit boards (PCBs), ultraviolet (UV) curing, printing plates...