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Bulk-heterojunction hybrid solar cells based on colloidal nanocrystals and conjugated polymers

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Abstract

Emerging alternative photovoltaic technologies such as dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and organic solar cells (OSCs) have recently gained much attention as well as maturity and are on the step of being commercialized. Bulk heterojunction hybrid solar cells containing inorganic nanoparticles and semiconducting polymers are still lagging behind in respect of device performance although they have theoretically the potential to exhibit better performances than devices containing solely organic compounds. In this article we review the recent state of the art development of bulk heterojunction hybrid solar cells. Critical factors limiting the solar cell device performance are highlighted and strategies for further device improvement are demonstrated by giving recent examples from literature.

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Submitted
03 Jun 2010
Accepted
20 Jul 2010
First published
25 Aug 2010

Energy Environ. Sci., 2010,3, 1851-1864
Article type
Review Article

Bulk-heterojunction hybrid solar cells based on colloidal nanocrystals and conjugated polymers

Y. Zhou, M. Eck and M. Krüger, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 1851
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00143K

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