Molecular Devices for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage

  • Haining Tian
  • Gerrit Boschloo
  • Anders Hagfeldt

Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tobias Moench, Christian Koerner, Caroline Murawski, Jan Murawski, Vasileios Christos Nikolis, Koen Vandewal et al.
    Pages 1-43
  3. Youyu Jiang, Yaowen Li, Jinhui Tong, Lin Mao, Yinhua Zhou, Fengling Zhang
    Pages 45-108
  4. Haining Tian, Lars Kloo
    Pages 109-149
  5. Jinbao Zhang, Marina Freitag, Anders Hagfeldt, Gerrit Boschloo
    Pages 151-185
  6. Azhar Fakharuddin, Lukas Schmidt-Mende
    Pages 187-227
  7. Leila Alibabaei, M. Kyle Brennaman, Thomas J. Meyer
    Pages 229-257
  8. Takeshi Morikawa, Shunsuke Sato, Takeo Arai
    Pages 259-280
  9. Nick Vlachopoulos, Anders Hagfeldt
    Pages 281-325
  10. Anders Lennartson, Kasper Moth-Poulsen
    Pages 327-352
  11. Francisco Fabregat-Santiago, Eva M. Barea, Sixto Giménez, Juan Bisquert
    Pages 353-384
  12. Leif Hammarström, Reiner Lomoth, Carlito S. Ponseca Jr., Pavel Chábera, Jens Uhlig, Villy Sundström
    Pages 385-432
  13. Ute B. Cappel, Valeria Lanzilotto, Erik M. J. Johansson, Tomas Edvinsson, Håkan Rensmo
    Pages 433-476
  14. Yegraf Reyna, Amador Pérez-Tomás, Alba Mingorance, Mónica Lira-Cantú
    Pages 477-531

About this book


This book shows the different molecular devices used for solar energy conversion and storage and the important characterization techniques for this kind of device. It has five chapters describing representative molecule-based solar cells, such as organic solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells and hybrid solar cells (perovskite solar cell and quantum dots solar cells). It also includes two chapters demonstrating the use of molecular devices in the areas of solar fuel, water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction. There are further two chapters with interesting examples of solar energy storage related devices, like solar flow battery, solar capacitor and solar energy-thermal energy storage. Three chapters introduce important techniques used to characterize, investigate and evaluate the mechanism of molecular devices. The final chapter discusses the stability of perovskite solar cells. This book is relevant for a wide readership, and is particularly useful for students, researchers and industrial professionals who are working on molecular devices for solar energy utilization.


Organic solar cells Solar energy to electricity conversion Light driven hydrogen production Light driven carbon dioxide reduction Catalytic surface reactions Molecular device characterization Dye-sensitized solar cells Solar flow battery Solar capacitor Solar energythermal energy storage

Editors and affiliations

  • Haining Tian
    • 1
  • Gerrit Boschloo
    • 2
  • Anders Hagfeldt
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry—Ångström LaboratoryUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry—Ångström LaboratoryUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5923-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5924-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-6982
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-6990
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