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On Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology



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More energy from the sun strikes Earth in an hour than is consumed by humans in an entire year. Efficiently harnessing solar power for sustainable generation of hydrogen requires low-cost, purpose-built, functional materials combined with inexpensive large-scale manufacturing methods. These issues are comprehensively addressed in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology ? an authoritative, interdisciplinary source of fundamental and applied knowledge in all areas related to solar hydrogen. Written by leading experts, the book emphasizes state-of-the-art materials and characterization techniques as well as the impact of nanotechnology on this cutting edge field. Addresses the current status and prospects of solar hydrogen, including major achievements, performance benchmarks, technological limitations, and crucial remaining challenges Covers the latest advances in fundamental understanding and development in photocatalytic reactions, semiconductor nanostructures and heterostructures, quantum confinement effects, device fabrication, modeling, simulation, and characterization techniques as they pertain to solar generation of hydrogen Assesses and establishes the present and future role of solar hydrogen in the hydrogen economy Contains numerous graphics to illustrate concepts, techniques, and research results On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology is an essential reference for materials scientists, physical and inorganic chemists, electrochemists, physicists, and engineers carrying out research on solar energy, photocatalysis, or semiconducting nanomaterials, both in academia and industry. It is also an invaluable resource for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers as well as business professionals and consultants with an interest in renewable energy.

Author Biography

Lionel Vayssieres is a senior researcher at theInternationalCenter for Young Scientists, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) inTsukuba, Japan; a R&D consultant; and a guest scientist at the Chemical Sciences Division and Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. He obtained his M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry (1991) and Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry (1995) from the Universit Pierre et Marie Curie inParis. He then carried out postdoctoral research at Uppsala University, Sweden and also spent time as a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, the UNESCO Centre for Macromolecules & Materials, Stellenbosch University, the Glenn T. Seaborg Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Texas Materials Institute, Ecole Polytechnique F d rale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Queensland, Nanyang Technological University, and the iThemba LABS in South Africa. Vayssieres has (co-)authored around 50 refereed publications, which have generated over 1600 citations (since 2000). He has presented over 160 lectures in over 25 countries and has acted as chairman, executive program committee member, and advisory member at major international conferences and projects worldwide. Vayssieres is the founder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanotechnology and founder, organizer and chairman of the first international symposium dedicated to Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology (San Diego, CA 2006), which was sponsored by the International Society for Optical Engineering. He has been working on nanomaterials for solar energy conversion since 1996 and published the first nanorod-based solar cells paper in 2000.
Release date Australia
January 4th, 2010
Edited by Lionel Vayssieres
Country of Publication
United States
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