Hybrid Solar Cells with Polymer and Inorganic Nanocrystals

Qidong Tai, Feng Yan

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Abstract

In this chapter, we aim to present an overview of the development of the polymer/inorganic hybrid solar cells. In the first section, we introduce the basic concepts of hybrid solar cells including the device architecture and operation mechanism. Then we summarize the recent progress in this area classified by the nanomorphology of inorganic nanocrystals, including nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires, and vertically aligned nanoarrays. The nanoscale morphology of the inorganic crystal could play a decisive role in determining the conversion efficiencies of the hybrid solar cells. Finally, we focus on the interface modifications involved in hybrid solar cells. It is noteworthy that an appropriate interface modification could not only facilitate the exciton dissociation but also suppress the backward recombination of carriers and therefore significantly boost the device performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Solar Cells
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials and Device Physics
Pages243-265
Number of pages23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
Volume128
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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