Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Light Harvesters in Solar Cells
AbstractPhotovoltaic cells use semiconductors to convert sunlight into electrical current and are regarded as a key technology for a sustainable energy supply. Quantum dot-based solar cells have shown great potential as next generation, high performance, low-cost photovoltaics due to the outstanding optoelectronic properties of quantum dots and their multiple exciton generation (MEG) capability. This review focuses on QDs as light harvesters in solar cells, including different structures of QD-based solar cells, such as QD heterojunction solar cells, QD-Schottky solar cells, QD-sensitized solar cells and the recent development in organic-inorganic perovskite heterojunction solar cells. Mechanisms, procedures, advantages, disadvantages and the latest results obtained in the field are described. To summarize, a future perspective is offered.
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Etgar, L. Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Light Harvesters in Solar Cells. Materials 2013, 6, 445-459.
Etgar L. Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Light Harvesters in Solar Cells. Materials. 2013; 6(2):445-459.Chicago/Turabian Style
Etgar, Lioz. 2013. "Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Light Harvesters in Solar Cells." Materials 6, no. 2: 445-459.