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Issue 18, 2016
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Colloidal Sb2S3 nanocrystals: synthesis, characterization and fabrication of solid-state semiconductor sensitized solar cells

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Abstract

Inorganic nanocrystals composed of earth-abundant and non-toxic elements are crucial to fabricate sustainable photovoltaic devices on a large scale. In this study, various shapes and different phases of antimony sulfide nanocrystals, which are composed of non-scarce and non-toxic elements, are synthesized using a colloidal hot-injection method. The effect of various synthetic parameters on the final morphology is explored. Also, foreign ion (chlorine) effects on the morphology of Sb2S3 nanocrystals have been observed. Structural, optical and morphological properties of the nanocrystals were investigated, and Sb2S3 nanocrystal-based solid-state semiconductor-sensitized solar cells were fabricated using the as-prepared nanocrystals. We achieved a promising power conversion efficiency of 1.48%.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal Sb2S3 nanocrystals: synthesis, characterization and fabrication of solid-state semiconductor sensitized solar cells

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Submitted
24 Nov 2015
Accepted
26 Dec 2015
First published
29 Dec 2015

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 6809-6814
Article type
Communication
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Colloidal Sb2S3 nanocrystals: synthesis, characterization and fabrication of solid-state semiconductor sensitized solar cells

M. Abulikemu, S. Del Gobbo, D. H. Anjum, M. A. Malik and O. M. Bakr, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 6809
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA09546H

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