Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., c2013.
xvi, 602 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ch. 1. Local probes in the next decade of energy research: bridging macroscopic and atomic worlds / D. A. Bonnell and S. V. Kalinin
ch. 2. Electrical scanning probe microscopy on solar cell materials / R. Giridharagopal, G. E. Rayermann and D. S. Ginger
ch. 3. Organic solar cell materials and devices characterized by conductive and photoconductive atomic force microscopy / X.-D. Dang, M. Guide and T.-Q. Nguyen
ch. 4. Kelvin probe force microscopy for solar cell applications / T. Glatzel
ch. 5. Reversible rectification in sub-monolayer molecular P-N junctions: towards nanoscale photovoltaic studies / J. A. Smerdon, N. C. Giebink and J. R. Guest
ch. 6. Study of photoinduced charges with atomic force microscopy / M. Dokukin, N. Guz and I. Sokolov
ch. 7. Imaging of nanoscale photogenerated charge transport in organic photovoltaic materials / B. Hamadani, P. M. Haney and N. B. Zhitenev
ch. 8. Photoassisted Kelvin probe force microscopy for characterization of solar cell materials / T. Takahashi
ch. 9. Electrochemical strain microscopy of oxygen-ion conductors: fuel cells and oxide electronics / A. Kumar ... [et al.]
ch. 10. Ion dynamics in nanoscopic subvolumes of solid electrolytes analysed by electrostatic force spectroscopy / A. Schirmeisen and B. Roling
ch. 11. Nanoscale electrochemistry in energy related systems using atomic force microscopy / W. Lee ... [et al.]
ch. 12. Scanning probe microscopy of fuel cell materials under realistic operating conditions / S. S. Nonnenmann and D. A. Bonnell
ch. 13. In situ SPM analysis of interfacial phenomena in lithium-ion batteries / M. Inaba, S.-K. Jeong and Z. Ogumi
ch. 14. Conducting-probe atomic force microscopy of electrochemical interfaces / P. A. Veneman and K. J. Stevenson
ch. 15. Electrochemical strain microscopy of Li-ion and Li-air battery materials / T. M. Arruda ... [et al.]
ch. 16. High sensitivity scanning impedance microscopy and spectroscopy / S. S. Nonnenmann, X. Chen and D. A. Bonnell
ch. 17. Scanning microwave microscopy: advances in quantitative capacitance and carrier density measurements at the nanometer scale / S. Wu, F. Kienberger and H. Tanbakuchi
ch. 18. Mapping electrochemistry at the micro and nanoscales with scanning ion conductance microscopy / C. Laslau, D. E. Williams and J. Travas-Sejdic
ch. 19. Force microscopy, nanochemistry and nanofabrication / R. Garcia, M. Chiesa and Y. K. Ryu
ch. 20.Studying the mechanism of piezoelectric nanogenerators / J. Song and Z. L. Wang.
Efficiency and life time of solar cells, energy and power density of the batteries, and costs of the fuel cells alike cannot be improved unless the complex electronic, optoelectronic, and ionic mechanisms underpinning operation of these materials and devices are understood on the nanometer level of individual defects. Only by probing these phenomena locally can we hope to link materials structure and functionality, thus opening pathway for predictive modeling and synthesis. While structures of these materials are now accessible on length scales from macroscopic to atomic, their functionality has remained Terra Incognitae. In this volume, we provide a summary of recent advances in scanning probe microscopy studies of local functionality of energy materials and devices ranging from photovoltaics to batteries, fuel cells, and energy harvesting systems. Recently emergent SPM modes and combined SPM-electron microscopy approaches are also discussed. Contributions by internationally renowned leaders in the field describe the frontiers in this important field.
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