WOLEDs and Organic Photovoltaics
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WOLEDs and Organic Photovoltaics

Recent Advances and Applications
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Previously published in hardcover
Vivian W. W. Yam
380 g
235x155x13 mm

WOLEDs and Organic Photovoltaics presents a cohesive volume of contributions from prominent leading scientists in the area, initiated by the organization of the SRT Workshop on WOLEDs and Organic Photovoltaics at The University of Hong Kong in January 2009.
hot topic with ongoing research; book covers the latest developments
written by top-notch researchers in the field
first monograph of a series in the area of clean energy
Overview and Highlights of WOLEDs and Organic Solar Cells From Research toApplications
White Emitting Polymers and Devices
Phosphorescent Platinum(II) Complexes for White Organic Light-Emitting Diode (WOLED) Applications
Solid-State Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Based on Cationic Transition Metal Complexes for White Light Generation
Horizontal Molecular Orientation in Vacuum-Deposited Organic Amorphous Films
Recent Advances in Sensitized Solar Cells
Implications of Interfacial Electronics to Performance of Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Improving Polymer Solar Cell through Efficient Solar Energy Harvesting
A major global issue that the world is facing today is the upcoming depletion of fossil fuels and the energy crisis. In 1998, the global annual energy consumption was 12. 7 TW; of which 80% was generated from fossil fuels. This also translates into huge annual emissions of CO that leads to massive environmental problems, 2 particularly the global warming, which could be disastrous. Future global annual energy needs are also estimated to rise dramatically. A major challenge confronting the world is to ?nd an additional 14-20 TW by 2050 when our energy reserves based on fossil fuels are vanishing. The massive demand for energy would require materials and/or processes that would help to provide new sources of clean ren- able energy or to develop processes that would harvest energy or to better utilize energy in an ef?cient manner. The present monograph, WOLEDs and Organic Photovoltaics - Recent Advances and Applications, focuses on a very important and timely subject of topical interest that deals with the more ef?cient use of energy through white organic light-emitting diodes (WOLEDs) for solid-state lighting and the development of clean sources of renewable energy through the harvesting of light energy for conversion into electrical energy in organic photovoltaics. While LED solid-state lighting and photovoltaics have been dominated by inorganic semiconductor materials and silicon-based solar cells, there have been growing interests in the development of WOLEDs and organic photovoltaics.