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Graphene-based Schottky junction solar cells

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The Schottky junction, with merits of material universality, low cost and easy fabrication, is an alternative structure for solar cells. Compared to traditional indium-tin-oxide (ITO) based Schottky junction solar cells, graphene-based ones have merits of low cost, performance stability, and are applicable to flexible devices. In this highlight, we survey the recent research on graphene-based Schottky junction solar cells, including graphene-on-silicon Schottky junction solar cells and graphene/single NW (NB) Schottky junction solar cells. The working principle of them is discussed. These works demonstrate that graphene-based Schottky junction structures are promising candidates for developing diverse novel high-efficient and low-cost photovoltaic devices. The perspective and challenge of them are also discussed and anticipated.

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13 Jun 2012
13 Sep 2012
First published
14 Sep 2012

J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 24224-24229
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Graphene-based Schottky junction solar cells

Y. Ye and L. Dai, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 24224
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33809B

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