Self-assembled, nanowire network electrodes for depleted bulk heterojunction solar cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562608
Title:
Self-assembled, nanowire network electrodes for depleted bulk heterojunction solar cells
Authors:
Lan, Xinzheng; Bai, Jing; Masala, Silvia; Thon, Susanna; Ren, Yuan; Kramer, Illan J.; Hoogland, Sjoerd H.; Simchi, Arash; Koleilat, Ghada I.; Paz-Soldan, Daniel; Ning, Zhijun; Labelle, André J.; Kim, Jinyoung; Jabbour, Ghassan E.; Sargent, E. H.
Abstract:
Herein, a solution-processed, bottom-up-fabricated, nanowire network electrode is developed. This electrode features a ZnO template which is converted into locally connected, infiltratable, TiO2 nanowires. This new electrode is used to build a depleted bulk heterojunction solar cell employing hybrid-passivated colloidal quantum dots. The new electrode allows the application of a thicker, and thus more light-absorbing, colloidal quantum dot active layer, from which charge extraction of an efficiency comparable to that obtained from a thinner, planar device could be obtained. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
KAUST Department:
Materials Science and Engineering Program; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)
Publisher:
Wiley-VCH Verlag
Journal:
Advanced Materials
Issue Date:
6-Jan-2013
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201203759
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09359648
Sponsors:
This publication is based, in part, on work supported by Award KUS-11-009-21, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), by the Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence Program, and by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. We thank Angstrom Engineering Inc. and Innovative Technology Inc. for useful discussions regarding material deposition methods and control of the glovebox environment, respectively. The authors thank Dr. Xihua Wang for great discussions; and Dr. Jun Pan, E. Palmiano, R. Wolowiec, and D. Kopilovic for assistance during the course of study. X. L. would like to acknowledge a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC). G.J. would like to thank the GCR program at KAUST for funding.
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dc.contributor.authorLan, Xinzhengen
dc.contributor.authorBai, Jingen
dc.contributor.authorMasala, Silviaen
dc.contributor.authorThon, Susannaen
dc.contributor.authorRen, Yuanen
dc.contributor.authorKramer, Illan J.en
dc.contributor.authorHoogland, Sjoerd H.en
dc.contributor.authorSimchi, Arashen
dc.contributor.authorKoleilat, Ghada I.en
dc.contributor.authorPaz-Soldan, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorNing, Zhijunen
dc.contributor.authorLabelle, André J.en
dc.contributor.authorKim, Jinyoungen
dc.contributor.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.en
dc.contributor.authorSargent, E. H.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T10:58:12Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T10:58:12Zen
dc.date.issued2013-01-06en
dc.identifier.issn09359648en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/adma.201203759en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562608en
dc.description.abstractHerein, a solution-processed, bottom-up-fabricated, nanowire network electrode is developed. This electrode features a ZnO template which is converted into locally connected, infiltratable, TiO2 nanowires. This new electrode is used to build a depleted bulk heterojunction solar cell employing hybrid-passivated colloidal quantum dots. The new electrode allows the application of a thicker, and thus more light-absorbing, colloidal quantum dot active layer, from which charge extraction of an efficiency comparable to that obtained from a thinner, planar device could be obtained. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based, in part, on work supported by Award KUS-11-009-21, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), by the Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence Program, and by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. We thank Angstrom Engineering Inc. and Innovative Technology Inc. for useful discussions regarding material deposition methods and control of the glovebox environment, respectively. The authors thank Dr. Xihua Wang for great discussions; and Dr. Jun Pan, E. Palmiano, R. Wolowiec, and D. Kopilovic for assistance during the course of study. X. L. would like to acknowledge a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC). G.J. would like to thank the GCR program at KAUST for funding.en
dc.publisherWiley-VCH Verlagen
dc.subjectcolloidal quantum dotsen
dc.subjectdepleted bulk heterojunctionen
dc.subjectnanowire networksen
dc.subjectself-assemblyen
dc.subjectsolution-processed photovoltaicsen
dc.titleSelf-assembled, nanowire network electrodes for depleted bulk heterojunction solar cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentSolar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)en
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Materialsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Toronto, Dept Elect & Comp Engn, Toronto, ON M5S 3G4, Canadaen
dc.contributor.institutionHefei Univ Technol, Sch Mat Sci & Engn, Hefei 230009, Anhui, Peoples R Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionSharif Univ Technol, Dept Mat Sci & Engn, Tehran, Iranen
kaust.authorMasala, Silviaen
kaust.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.en
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