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Nanostructured solar cells harvesting multi-type energies

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Abstract

There is an increasing interest in the construction of hybrid energy scavengers for simultaneously harvesting various forms of energies from nature. This minireview summarizes the progress that has to date been accomplished in the development of multiple energy harvesting nanostructured solar cells. These hybrid cells can in parallel or separately harvest solar, heat, ultrasonic wave, and sound energies. Even though the research on the hybrid nanostructured solar cells has been launched very recently, this timely composed minireview should stimulate many more investigators to enter this exciting field and to push it forward to diverse practical applications.

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The article was received on 19 Nov 2011, accepted on 21 Dec 2011 and first published on 21 Dec 2011


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03226K
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 6040-6046
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    Nanostructured solar cells harvesting multi-type energies

    L. Li, S. Chen, X. Wang, Y. Bando and D. Golberg, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6040
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03226K

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