16. Clean Electrons and Molecules Will Save the World

  1. Abhik Ghosh
  1. Carl C. Wamser

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch16

Letters to a Young Chemist

Letters to a Young Chemist

How to Cite

Wamser, C. C. (2011) Clean Electrons and Molecules Will Save the World, in Letters to a Young Chemist (ed A. Ghosh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207 - 0751 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470390436

Online ISBN: 9781118007099

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Keywords:

  • clean electrons and molecules saving the world - clean electrons meaning, photovoltaics using sunlight to create electricity;
  • energy, important issue being its centrality - enabling everything we do, amount of energy consumed by humans in a year, in just 1 hour of sunlight;
  • organic solar cells, and organic molecules - absorbing light called dyes, green a primary color for solar energy, with chlorophyll absorbing blue and red ends of visible spectrum

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Work on Something Important

  • Energy

  • Solar Energy

  • Photosynthesis

  • Silicon Solar Cells

  • Organic Solar Cells

  • Dye - Sensitized Solar Cells

  • Solar Photochemistry

  • To Conclude

  • Further Reading