Efficient, air-stable colloidal quantum dot solar cells encapsulated using atomic layer deposition of a nanolaminate barrier

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/598121
Title:
Efficient, air-stable colloidal quantum dot solar cells encapsulated using atomic layer deposition of a nanolaminate barrier
Authors:
Ip, Alexander H.; Labelle, André J.; Sargent, Edward H.
Abstract:
Atomic layer deposition was used to encapsulate colloidal quantum dot solar cells. A nanolaminate layer consisting of alternating alumina and zirconia films provided a robust gas permeation barrier which prevented device performance degradation over a period of multiple weeks. Unencapsulated cells stored in ambient and nitrogen environments demonstrated significant performance losses over the same period. The encapsulated cell also exhibited stable performance under constant simulated solar illumination without filtration of harsh ultraviolet photons. This monolithically integrated thin film encapsulation method is promising for roll-to-roll processed high efficiency nanocrystal solar cells. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.
Citation:
Ip AH, Labelle AJ, Sargent EH (2013) Efficient, air-stable colloidal quantum dot solar cells encapsulated using atomic layer deposition of a nanolaminate barrier. Applied Physics Letters 103: 263905. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4858135.
Publisher:
AIP Publishing
Journal:
Applied Physics Letters
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-11-009-21
Issue Date:
23-Dec-2013
DOI:
10.1063/1.4858135
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0003-6951; 1077-3118
Sponsors:
This publication was 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. The authors thank P. Maraghechi, R. Wolowiec, and D. Kopilovic for their help during the course of the study.
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dc.contributor.authorIp, Alexander H.en
dc.contributor.authorLabelle, André J.en
dc.contributor.authorSargent, Edward H.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:13:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:13:04Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12-23en
dc.identifier.citationIp AH, Labelle AJ, Sargent EH (2013) Efficient, air-stable colloidal quantum dot solar cells encapsulated using atomic layer deposition of a nanolaminate barrier. Applied Physics Letters 103: 263905. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4858135.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-6951en
dc.identifier.issn1077-3118en
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4858135en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598121en
dc.description.abstractAtomic layer deposition was used to encapsulate colloidal quantum dot solar cells. A nanolaminate layer consisting of alternating alumina and zirconia films provided a robust gas permeation barrier which prevented device performance degradation over a period of multiple weeks. Unencapsulated cells stored in ambient and nitrogen environments demonstrated significant performance losses over the same period. The encapsulated cell also exhibited stable performance under constant simulated solar illumination without filtration of harsh ultraviolet photons. This monolithically integrated thin film encapsulation method is promising for roll-to-roll processed high efficiency nanocrystal solar cells. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication was 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. The authors thank P. Maraghechi, R. Wolowiec, and D. Kopilovic for their help during the course of the study.en
dc.publisherAIP Publishingen
dc.titleEfficient, air-stable colloidal quantum dot solar cells encapsulated using atomic layer deposition of a nanolaminate barrieren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalApplied Physics Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 10 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4, Canadaen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-11-009-21en
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