Optical Fiber/Nanowire Hybrid Structures for Efficient Three-Dimensional Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
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AbstractWired up: The energy conversion efficiency of three-dimensional dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) in a hybrid structure that integrates optical fibers and nanowire arrays is greater than that of a two-dimensional device. Internal axial illumination enhances the energy conversion efficiency of a rectangular fiber-based hybrid structure (see picture) by a factor of up to six compared to light illumination normal to the fiber axis from outside the device.
CitationWeintraub B, Wei Y, Wang Z (2009) Optical Fiber/Nanowire Hybrid Structures for Efficient Three-Dimensional Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Angew Chem 121: 9143–9147. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.200904492.
SponsorsResearch supported by DARPA (Army/AMCOM/REDSTONE AR, W31P4Q-08-1-0009), BES DOE (DE-FG02-07ER46394), Air Force Office (FA9550-08-1-0446), DARPA/ARO W911NF-08-1-0249, KAUST Global Research Partnership, NSF (DMS0706436, CMMI 0403671). B.W. thanks IPST at Georgia Tech for fellowship support. The authors thank Prof. Yulin Deng, Chen Xu, Zhou Li, and Dr. Rusen Yang for discussions and technical assistance.