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The renaissance of hybrid solar cells: progresses, challenges, and perspectives

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Solution-processed hybrid solar cells, a blend of conjugated polymers and semiconducting nanocrystals, are a promising candidate for next-generation energy-conversion devices. The renaissance of this field in recent years has yielded a much deeper understanding of optoelectronic interactions in organic–inorganic hybrid systems. In this article, we review the state-of-the-art progress in hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells, covering new materials design, interfacial interaction, and processing control. Furthermore, critical challenges that determine photovoltaic performance and prospects for future directions are discussed.

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The article was received on 01 Oct 2012, accepted on 08 May 2013, published on 12 Jun 2013 and first published online on 12 Jun 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE23666H
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 2020-2040
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    The renaissance of hybrid solar cells: progresses, challenges, and perspectives

    F. Gao, S. Ren and J. Wang, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2020
    DOI: 10.1039/C3EE23666H

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