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Janusz Nowotny Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion : Titanium Dioxide (Hardcover)

Janusz Nowotny Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion : Titanium Dioxide (Hardcover)

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This book presents the first comprehensive survey of the properties and performance of TiO2-based semiconductors. It covers the use of defect engineering in the formation of novel oxide semiconductors with controlled properties. The author compares surface versus bulk semiconducting properties of oxide, outlines light measurements and light-induced properties, and describes a wide range of properties of TiO2 and its solid solutions. He also discusses the use of TiO2 in solar hydrogen fuel and solar water purification applications.

Oxide semiconductors, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), are increasingly being considered as replacements for silicon in the development of the next generation of solar cells. Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxide presents the basic properties of binary metal oxide semiconductors and the performance-related properties of TiO2 as they relate to solar energy.

The book provides a general background on oxide semiconductors based on binary oxides and their solid solutions, including electronic and ionic conductors. It covers several aspects of solid-state electrochemistry of oxides, such as defect chemistry, and defect-related properties, such as electrical properties, diffusion, segregation, and reactivity. The author also takes a pioneering approach in considering bulk versus surface semiconducting properties, showing how they are different due to the effect of segregation.

One of the first on semiconducting, photocatalytic, and photoelectrochemical properties of TiO2 and its solid solutions with donor- and acceptor-type ions, the book discusses defect chemistry of TiO2 in terms of defect equilibria and defect-related properties, including electrical properties, self and chemical diffusion, surface properties, segregation, and reactivity and photoreactivity with oxygen, water, and microbial agents. The text also illustrates the use of TiO2 as an emerging material for solar energy conversion systems, including the generation of hydrogen fuel by photoelectrochemical water splitting, the photocatalytic purification of water, and the generation of photovoltaic electricity. In addition, it presents defect disorder diagrams for the formation of TiO2-based semiconductors with controlled properties.

Encompassing the areas of solid-state science, surface chemistry, and photocatalysis, this book reflects the increasing awareness of the importance of structural imperfections, such as point defects, in understanding the properties of metal oxides, specifically TiO2-based semiconductors.

Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxide (Hardcover)

Specifications

Language

English

Series Title

Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Publisher

CRC Press

Book Format

Hardcover

Original Languages

ENG

Number of Pages

424

Author

Janusz Nowotny

Title

Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion

ISBN-13

9781439848395

Publication Date

September, 2011

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

9.21 x 6.14 x 0.94 Inches

ISBN-10

1439848394

SKU: WA14231354

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