The Scientific World Journal

Semiconductor-Based Photocatalytic, Photoelectrochemical, and Photovoltaic Solar-Energy Conversion


Publishing date
02 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
21 Feb 2014

Lead Editor

1International Research Center for Renewable Energy, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China

2Photonics Systems Laboratory, University of Strasbourg, 67412 Illkirch, France

3Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, 14476 Potsdam, Germany


Semiconductor-Based Photocatalytic, Photoelectrochemical, and Photovoltaic Solar-Energy Conversion

Description

It has been recognized that solar energy will play a critical role in a sustainable future of humanity. How to harvest solar energy and store it in the form of chemicals or electricity for easy transportation and redistribution remains a significant challenge. Semiconductor-based photocatalytic, photoelectrochemical, and photovoltaic solar-energy conversion has been considered very promising to address this challenge. At the heart of the technology is the lack of suitable semiconductor materials and efficient systems that can perform the solar-energy conversion efficiently and inexpensively. Much work needs to be done in this research field, for instance, full control of growth characteristics and physicochemical properties of targeted semiconductor materials and rational design of systems efficiently utilizing incident solar light. The main objective of this special issue is to bring together researchers and engineers working on semiconductor-based solar-energy conversion, bridge between fundamental materials research and solar-energy conversion. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of powdered and thin-film semiconductor materials for solar-energy conversion
  • Band, facet, and defect engineering of semiconductor materials
  • Solar light harvesting/concentrating devices and reactors for semiconductor-based solar-energy conversion
  • Computation and modeling of semiconductor-based photocatalytic, photoelectrochemical, and photovoltaic conversion processes
  • New concepts on semiconductor-based artificial photosynthesis

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 695204
  • - Editorial

Semiconductor-Based Photocatalytic, Photoelectrochemical, and Photovoltaic Solar-Energy Conversion

Dengwei Jing | Jinwen Shi | ... | Han Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 834392
  • - Research Article

Solar Tracking Error Analysis of Fresnel Reflector

Jiantao Zheng | Junjie Yan | ... | Guanjie Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 436376
  • - Research Article

Modeling, Control, and Simulation of Battery Storage Photovoltaic-Wave Energy Hybrid Renewable Power Generation Systems for Island Electrification in Malaysia

Nahidul Hoque Samrat | Norhafizan Bin Ahmad | ... | Zahari Bin Taha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 241234
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of CdIn2S4 Microsphere and Its Photocatalytic Activity for Azo Dye Degradation

Jianhui Huang | Wei Lin | Jianqin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 843587
  • - Research Article

Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Tungsten Trioxide Nanostructured Films

Chin Wei Lai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 723201
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Water Splitting by Fe2O3-TiO2-FTO Photoanode with Modified Energy Band Structure

Eul Noh | Kyung-Jong Noh | ... | Sun-Jae Kim
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