Atomic Layer Deposition in Energy Conversion Applications
Combining the two topics for the first time, this book begins with an introduction to the recent challenges in energy conversion devices from a materials preparation perspective and how they can be overcome by using atomic layer deposition (ALD). By bridging these subjects it helps ALD specialists to understand the requirements within the energy conversion field, and researchers in energy conversion to become acquainted with the opportunities offered by ALD. With its main focus on applications of ALD for photovoltaics, electrochemical energy storage, and photo- and electrochemical devices, this is important reading for materials scientists, surface chemists, electrochemists, electrotechnicians, physicists, and those working in the semiconductor industry.
PART I. INTRODUCTION Challenges in Energy Conversion Devices Basics of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) PART II. PHOTOVOLTAICS ALD for Passivation in Silicon Solar Cells ALD for Light Absorption ALD for Interface Engineering ALD for Charge Transport PART III. ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE ALD for Supercapacitors ALD of Electrocatalysts in Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers ALD of Lithium Ion Battery Materials ALD of Oxide Conductors in Fuel Cells PART IV. PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL AND THERMOELECTRIC ENERGY CONVERSION ALD in Photoelectrochemical Devices ALD of Thermoelectric Materials
Julien Bachmann is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in Erlangen, Germany. He obtained his chemistry diploma from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA. After an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany, he was hired as a Junior Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Hamburg, Germany, before joining the faculty in Erlangen.