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Metal Chalcogenide Nanostructures for Renewable Energy Applications

Edited by Ahsanulhaq Qurashi
Copyright: 2014   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118237915  |  Hardcover  |  
315 pages
Price: $200.95 USD
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Provides a highly focused comprehensive overview of advanced cutting-edge research on metal chalcogenide nanostructures for photovoltaics, hydrogen production, thermoelectric, and other renewable energy applications

Scientists, researchers, and engineers in advanced renewable energy materials research; industrial sectors intending to produce and producing advanced metal chalcogenide nanosheets (inorganic graphene) for photovoltaics; and PhD, master’s degree, and upper-level undergraduate-level courses on materials synthesis techniques and applications in renewable energy applications. This book is highly useful for those audiences who are focused on advanced research on renewable energy conversion materials and systems.

Meeting impending energy requirements by an ecologically benign approach entails scientific innovations to proficiently produce, store, transfer, and utilize enormous amounts of energy. The critical requirement to attain this goal demands cost-effective materials that convert maximum energy from the sun and other renewable means. Metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanostructures presents the most important class of nanomaterial that provides highly efficient transport of electrons and excitons, and is regarded as the most promising building block for nanoscale renewable energy nanodevices and nanosystems.
The objective of Metal Chalcogenide Nanostructures and Their Renewable Energy Applications is to illuminate the essential and underlying science related to semiconductor metal chalcogenide nanostructures fabrication for potential renewable energy applications. It is an illustrative snapshot of the latest developments from diverse perspectives in a series of chapters based on synthesis, properties, characterization, and applications of metal sulfide, selenide, and telluride nanostructures from distinguished expert researchers. Subjects included in the book:
• An overview of current status of metal chalcogenide nanostructures
• State of-the-art methods for chalcogenide nanostructures fabrications
• Growth mechanism and surface functionalization of chalcogenide nanostructures
• Structural and optical properties of chalcogenide nanostructures
• Formation of multiple metal chalcogenide nanocomposites (hetrostructures)
• Doping of metal chalcogenide nanostructures
• Synthesis of metal chalcogenide 0,1,2 and 3 dimensional nanostructures
• Applications of metal chalcogenide in high performance renewable energy conversion devices (photovoltaics, hydrogen production thermoelectric, etc).

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Ahsanuhaq Qurashi is an Assistant Professor in the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CENT) and the Department of Chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has published more than 45 SCI articles in high impact journals in the areas of materials science, chemistry, physics applied sciences and nanotechnology, as well as more than 50 conference proceedings, six book chapters and review articles.

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