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Nanomaterials for solar energy

Colloidal synthesis of metal chalcogenides has been developed to be used as nanocrystal inks to produce high efficiency solar cells with the lower fabrication costs. Recent research on these materials has focused on the use of abundant and low toxicity elements such copper, iron, tin, lead and sulphur. Several methods have been developed for the synthesis of these materials and considerable progress has been made in controlling the size, shape and surface properties of the nanocrystals. This chapter will provide the most recent developments for the synthesis and use of colloidal nanocrystal inks for solar energy.

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31 Dec 2012
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SPR - Nanoscience