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Materials 2014, 7(4), 2747-2771; doi:10.3390/ma7042747

Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposites for Photovoltaic Cells

College of Physics, Chongqing University, No. 55 Daxuecheng South Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing 401331, China
Received: 28 November 2013 / Revised: 11 March 2014 / Accepted: 19 March 2014 / Published: 2 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2013)
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Inorganic/organic hybrid solar cells have attracted a lot of interest due to their potential in combining the advantages of both components. To understand the key issues in association with photoinduced charge separation/transportation processes and to improve overall power conversion efficiency, various combinations with nanostructures of hybrid systems have been investigated. Here, we briefly review the structures of hybrid nanocomposites studied so far, and attempt to associate the power conversion efficiency with these nanostructures. Subsequently, we are then able to summarize the factors for optimizing the performance of inorganic/organic hybrid solar cells.
Keywords: solar cell; semiconductor; conjugated polymer; nanostructure; photovoltaic; charge separation; interface; nanocomposites solar cell; semiconductor; conjugated polymer; nanostructure; photovoltaic; charge separation; interface; nanocomposites
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