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Issue 43, 2016
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Electrospun materials for solar energy conversion: innovations and trends

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Abstract

This feature article discusses the highly promising and versatile electrospinning methods and electrospun materials employed for the fabrication of solar cells. Electrospinning is attractive for creating one dimensional mesostructured organic, inorganic and hybrid nanomaterials of controlled dimensions, prepared as random or oriented continuous nanofibers (NFs), with possibilities of ordered internal morphologies such as core–sheath, hollow or porous fibres, or even multichanneled microtube arrangements. The dimensionality, directionality and compositional flexibility of electrospun NFs and mats are increasingly being investigated for the targeted development of electrode and electrolyte materials, where the specific properties associated with nanoscale features such as high surface areas and aspect ratios, low density and high pore volume allow performance improvements in solar energy conversion devices.

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Submitted
18 Feb 2016
Accepted
02 May 2016
First published
23 May 2016

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016,4, 10173-10197
Article type
Review Article
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Electrospun materials for solar energy conversion: innovations and trends

D. Joly, J. Jung, I. Kim and R. Demadrille, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 10173
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC00702C

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