This ACS Book presents studies of photoinduced processes in nanomaterials that fall into the category of basic research contributing to solar energy conversion. The team of editors and chapter authors focus on photophysical and photochemical processes at surfaces of semiconductor nanostructures that are related to photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications with a broader focus on time-resolved spectroscopic monitoring of related processes in photoactive materials.
The book reports short, up-to-date reviews, recent experimental data, and computational results that all contribute to an atomistic description of electronic dynamics and charge transfer induced by optical excitations and lattice vibrations.
About the Author
Dmitri Kilin is an assistant professor of computational chemistry at USD (University of South Dakota). Dr. Kilin has over ten years' experience in modeling of excited state dynamics in photoactive nanomaterials. Kilin completed his undergraduate (1994) and Masters degrees (1996) in Physics from Belarus State University (Minsk, Belarus) and received a doctoral degree from the Chemnitz University of Technology (Chemnitz, Germany) in 2000. After subsequent postdoctoral internships at the University of Oregon, University of Washington, and University of Florida, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of South Dakota as faculty. His current research interests are focused on modeling the photo-induced dynamic processes of charge transfer, nonradiative charge carrier relaxation, and surface reactions at catalytic sites and interfaces of metal and semiconductor nanomaterials for photovoltaic and photocatalytic solar energy conversion.
Table of Contents
1. Sensitization of Single Crystal Substrates
2. Electronic and Optical Properties of Low-Dimensional TiO2: From Minority Surfaces to Nanocomposites
3. Dye-Sensitized and Doped TiO2 Mesoporous Materials for Visible Light-Induced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution
4. Single Site Metal Ions on the Surface of TiO2 Nanorods - A Platform for Theoretical and Experimental Investigation
5. Transition Metal-Doped Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Tunable Emission
6. Theoretical Modeling of Oxygen and Water Adsorptionon Indium Oxide (111) Surface
7. Density Matrix Treatment of Optical Properties in Photovoltaic Materials: Photoconductivity at a Semiconductor Surface
8. Investigating Interfacial Electron Transfer in Highly Efficient Porphyrin-Sensitized Solar Cells
9. Nonradiative Relaxation of Charge Carriers in GaN-InN Alloys: Insights from Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics
10. Toward First-Principles Description of Carrier Relaxation in Nanoparticles
11. Optical, Electrical, and Catalytic Properties of Metal Nanoclusters Investigated by ab initio Molecular Dynamics Simulation: A Mini Review
12. Surface Photochemistry of Quantum Dot-Porphyrin Nanoassemblies for Singlet Oxygen Generation