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Performance Improvement Strategies for Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells: A Review

Abstract

Development of a new low-cost technologies for high-efficient quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSCs) is an effective way to solve current energy and environmental problems. Over the past few years QDSCs employing inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals as the light harvesters, introduced in 2010 with the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 5% has aroused much attention since the recent breakthrough PCE reports over 12%. In this review, the strategies to obtain highly efficient QDSCs are discussed in details from the viewpoints of QD sensitizers, properties of photoanode films, counter electrodes, redox electrolytes, and the interfacial passivation method. Furthermore, the limitations and further prospects have also been discussed how to fabricate QDSCs devices with high efficiency and excellent stability. It is expected that these goals can be realized by virtue of the above effective strategies. We believe that this review will not only offers a theoretical basis and technical support for further industrial application of QDSCs, but also provides inspiration and references for improvement performance of other types of solar cells.

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The article was received on 29 Nov 2018, accepted on 04 Jan 2019 and first published on 05 Jan 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA11483H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, Accepted Manuscript
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    Performance Improvement Strategies for Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells: A Review

    Z. Du, M. Artemyev, J. Wang and J. Tang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8TA11483H

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