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European Strategy: Jump Out of the Warm Water!

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter, the authors’ guiding principles are compared to the strategy adopted by Europe, followed by an exploration of the ways in which the European Union could become a real crucible for ... More


Magnetic And Optic Studies Of Local Environment

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses the various methods available for the measurement of local crystal symmetry and of local vibrational motion in ferroelectric systems. A basic disadvantage of many of these ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Trimming the Data on Nuclear Greenhouse Emissions

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 2 begins by outlining the origins and history of nuclear technology. It goes on to show how claims that nuclear fission is a low-carbon ... More


The Solution: Using Renewable Energy, Efficiency, and Conservation to Address Climate Change

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 6 discusses many CC solutions that avoid nuclear fission. Because wind and solar-PV power are fully developed, are relatively inexpensive, and ... More


Danish Wind Power: Alternating Currents

Kathleen Araújo

in Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199362554
eISBN:
9780197562901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362554.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

According to Michael Zarin, Director of Government Relations with Vestas Wind Systems, there is nothing “alternative” about wind power anymore (Biello, 2010). After ... More


Photoelectric Effects at Domain Walls

M.-M. Yang and M. Alexe

in Domain Walls: From Fundamental Properties to Nanotechnology Concepts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862499
eISBN:
9780191895319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862499.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews the history and the state-of-the-art research of the ferroelectric photovoltaic effect, in particular the role of DWs. Over the last decade, the field of ferroelectric ... More


Optoelectronic devices

Mark Geoghegan and Georges Hadziioannou

in Polymer Electronics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199533824
eISBN:
9780191774997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533824.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter is divided into three parts: LEDs, light-emitting transistors, and photovoltaics. The LED section first defines the relevant terminology before discussing the requirements for different ... More


The excited electron: photophysical properties

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

in Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199297788
eISBN:
9780191747021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297788.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

After a review of fundamental notions such as absorption, emission, and the properties of excited states, the chapter introduces excited-state electron transfer. Several examples are presented, using ... More


Solar: A Renewable Energy Type

Paul F. Meier

in The Changing Energy Mix: A Systematic Comparison of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190098391
eISBN:
9780190098421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098391.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

There are two basic approaches for using solar energy to generate electricity. The first type, solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, uses semiconductors to convert sunlight into electricity. Crystalline ... More


Silver Nanoparticles: From Silver Halide Photography to Plasmonics

Tadaaki Tani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198714606
eISBN:
9780191782862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714606.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book provides systematic knowledge and ideas on nanoparticles of Ag and related materials. While Ag and metal nanoparticles are essential for plasmonics, silver halide (AgX) photography relies ... More


Generation of Electricity by US States

Paul F. Meier

in The Changing Energy Mix: A Systematic Comparison of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190098391
eISBN:
9780190098421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098391.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

This chapter explores how the fifty US states generate electricity, and the analysis shows significant variation in how electricity is generated state-by-state. While coal was formerly the dominant ... More


Photovoltaic Effect of Ag and Metal Nanoparticles

Tadaaki Tani

in Silver Nanoparticles: From Silver Halide Photography to Plasmonics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198714606
eISBN:
9780191782862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714606.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The mechanism of the photovoltaic effect of metal nanoparticles in contact with inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles is proposed, first for the surface plasmon-induced generation of hot electrons in ... More


The excited electron: photophysical properties

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

in Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198814597
eISBN:
9780191852411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814597.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

After a review of fundamental notions such as absorption, emission and the properties of excited states, the chapter introduces excited-state electron transfer. Several examples are given, using ... More


Semiconductor Photodetectors

Vurgaftman Igor

in Bands and Photons in III-V Semiconductor Quantum Structures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198767275
eISBN:
9780191821431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767275.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes the operating principles of photoconductive and photovoltaic detectors based on III–V semiconductors. The electrical characteristics of both photodiodes and majority carrier ... More


Energy access and development in the twenty-first century

Xavier Lemaire

in Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719526
eISBN:
9780191788628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Increasing energy access is recognized as a priority contribution to development. Innovative approaches to providing energy access have been successfully tried, and business models for the ... More


Electrical Power Generation: Renewables—Solar and Wind

Peter Rez

in The Simple Physics of Energy Use

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198802297
eISBN:
9780191840708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802297.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Solar and wind power have low power densities. Large areas will be required to generate the electrical energy that we are using right now. These energy sources are intermittent, although sunshine is ... More


Sustainable Energy Beyond Carbon

E. L. Wolf

in Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Energy from the Sun leads to direct heating of the Earth, and also to secondary forms of energy in winds, waves and hydroelectricity. Long-term energy resources in the Earth and its motions include ... More


Basic Principles

Michael E. Mackay

in Solar Energy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199652105
eISBN:
9780191801969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652105.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The basic principles of solar energy systems are considered, allowing further analysis of devices, either photovoltaic or solar thermal, in later parts of the book. A consistent nomenclature on ... More


Light Absorption

Michael E. Mackay

in Solar Energy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199652105
eISBN:
9780191801969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652105.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Light absorption and how it generates electrical current or heat is discussed. The amount of light absorbed, and its relation to the absorption spectrum is considered, to demonstrate how much current ... More


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