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Chapter 2

Nanomaterials for solar energy

Nanostructured metal chalcogenides of the elements copper, iron, tin, lead and cadmium have attracted interest in their use as colloidal nanocrystal inks for solar cells. Some of these materials have the advantages of being available in abundance and having low toxicity. Developing methods for the combination of the elements to produce binary, ternary and quaternary compounds has dominated research in the field. This chapter will provide the most recent developments (from year 2012 onwards) for the synthesis and use of colloidal nanocrystal inks for solar cell applications.

Publication details


Print publication date
02 Dec 2013
Copyright year
2014
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-582-7
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-762-3
From the book series:
SPR - Nanoscience