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Towards solution processed all-carbon solar cells: a perspective

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Abstract

In this perspective, we describe a new type of photovoltaic all-carbon composites, in which single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and fullerenes are directly co-assembled and processed in water using graphene oxide (GO) as a surfactant. Solar cells made with C60/SWCNTs/reduced GO as the active layer and an additional evaporated C60 blocking layer yield a power conversion efficiency of 0.21%, which can be significantly increased to 0.85% by replacing C60 with the better absorber C70. These results suggest the possibility of making a new generation of solution processed all-carbon solar cells, in which all the functional layers are made of graphitic nanomaterials.

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Submitted
09 Mar 2012
Accepted
10 Apr 2012
First published
11 Apr 2012

Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 7810-7818
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Perspective

Towards solution processed all-carbon solar cells: a perspective

V. C. Tung, J. Huang, J. Kim, A. J. Smith, C. Chu and J. Huang, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7810
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21587J

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