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Advancements in Quantum Dot Solar Cells
Professor Sharma and colleagues review the synthesis and applications of this novel material. This includes a discussion of the unique properties of quantum dots and their suitability for solar cell applications, along with common synthesis techniques used to develop these
Surface-enhanced Solar Energy Conversion Systems Using Gold and Silver Nanoparticles
Sustainable, environment-friendly, and clean energy sources with sufficiently high production efficiency for practical application are highly desirable to meet the energy challenge of the 21st century due to the world′s increasing energy demand.
Organic Photovoltaics in IoT, Architecture, and Wearables
Advances in OPV materials & device design; OPV technology as an energy source, enabling larger deployment of low-power, low-maintenance, & environmentally friendly hardware solutions is discussed.
Highly Efficient Nanoscale Inorganic Light Harvesters for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
Since the first report of the low-cost dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) in 1991 by Gratzel and his coworker,1 dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) has been regarded as one of the most promising photovoltaic technologies because of their transparent and colorful characteristics
Dye-Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells: Interface Engineering by Atomic Layer Deposition
Since the demonstration of the first practical solar cell 60 years ago, research on novel materials, improved solar cell design and structure, and innovative manufacturing processes have all contributed to a continuous increase in the efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) devices.
Fullerenes for Bioscience & Photovoltaic Applications
Find various photovoltaic and bioscience-based applications of fullerenes.
High Purity Metalorganic Precursors for CPV Device Fabrication
High Purity Metalorganic Precursors for CPV Device Fabrication
Understanding and Successfully Applying Materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
While dye sensitization as the basis for color photography has been accepted for a very long time,1 attempts to use this principle for the conversion of solar light to electricity generally had resulted only in very low photocurrents, below 100
Efficient dye-sensitized solar cells for direct conversion of sunlight to electricity
Dye-sensitized solar cells directly convert sunlight to electricity
Optoelectronic Devices Based on Diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-containing Conjugated Small Molecules
Optoelectronic Devices Based on Diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-containing Conjugated Small Molecules
Inverted Organic Photovoltaic Devices Using Zinc Oxide Nanocomposites as Electron Transporting Layer Materials
Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) represent a low-cost, lightweight, and scalable alternative to conventional solar cells. While significant progress has been made in the development of conventional bulk heterojunction cells, new approaches are required to achieve the performance and stability necessary to
Ruthenium-based dyes for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are 3rd generation solar cells combining the promise of high efficiency with low production costs.
Organic Dyes for Efficient and Stable Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Over the last decade, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have attracted much attention because these unconventional solar cells exhibit high performance and have the potential for low-cost production.
Precise Nanoparticles for Optoelectronics Applications
Inorganic nanomaterials are tunable by size, shape, structure, and/or composition. Advances in the synthesis of well-defined nanomaterials have enabled control over their unique optical, electronic, and chemical properties stimulating tremendous interest across a wide range of disciplines. This article illuminates
Lanthanide Ions as Photon Managers for Solar Cells
Spectral conversion for solar cells is an emerging concept in the field of photovoltaics, and it has the potential to increase significantly the efficiency of solar cells. Lanthanide ions are ideal candidates for spectral conversion, due to their high luminescence
Development of Organic Semiconductors from Highly Ordered Oligo and Polythiophenes
The soaring global demand for energy, coupled with the limited supply of fossil fuels, has increased the need for renewable, low-cost energy sources. Organic electronics have shown great promise for applications in lighting, power, and circuitry, with rapidly improving performance
Metal-Organic Frameworks in Sustainable Energy Technologies
Metal-organic frameworks, a subset of coordination polymers, represent a powerful new tool for a plethora of alternative energy applications. MOFs are readily available using simple synthetic strategies that supply tailored, high surface area materials.
PCBM-Based n-Type Semiconductors
PCBM-based n-type semiconductors - Find p- and n-type organic semiconductors available with PCBM library & properties.
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous, crystalline materials. MOFs are composed of metal ions or clusters bound by multidirectional organic ligands, which act as linkers in the network structure.
Development of Small Molecule Donors for Solution-Processed Organic Solar Cells
Solution-processed organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs) have emerged as a promising clean energy generating technology due to their ease of fabrication, potential to enable low-cost manufacturing via printing or coating techniques, and ability to be incorporated onto light weight, flexible substrates.
Recent Advances in Hybrid Halide Perovskites-based Solar Cells
For several decades, the need for an environmentally sustainable and commercially viable source of energy has driven extensive research aimed at achieving high efficiency power generation systems that can be manufactured at low cost.
Ultra-High Efficiency Perovskite-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
Next generation solar cells have the potential to achieve conversion efficiencies beyond the Shockley-Queisser (S-Q) limit while also significantly lowering production costs.
Quantum Dots for Electronics and Energy Applications
In this article, the properties of some of the new non-cadmium based QDs along with different applications of QDs are summarized.
Conducting Polymer Materials for Flexible OPV Applications: Orgacon™ PEDOT : PSS
A detailed article on conducting polymer materials for flexible organic photovoltaics (OPVs) applications.
Chemical Deposition Techniques in Materials Design
We presents an article regarding chemical deposition techniques in materials design.
Progress for High Performance Tandem Organic Solar Cells
Professor Chen (Nankai University, China) and his team explain the strategies behind their recent record-breaking organic solar cells, reaching a power conversion efficiency of 17.3%.
The Use of Perovskite Metal Complexes in Photovoltaic Cells
Solar panels for homes and businesses have seen a rise in demand over the past few years as we move toward more environment-friendly and sustainable energy sources. In 2010, the average power from solar was just 5.0 GWh/d and
Titania Nanotubes: Synthesis and Applications
Electronically, it behaves as a wide band gap (3.2 eV) semiconductor and exhibits memristor properties.2 Optically, TiO2 has high opacity with a very high refractive index3 (>2.4), and it exhibits strong absorbance in the UV range.
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Perovskite-Phase Metal Oxide Nanostructures
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Perovskite-Phase Metal Oxide Nanostructures
Few Monolayer Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on Surfaces and Interfaces for Energy Applications
Few Monolayer Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on Surfaces and Interfaces for Energy Applications
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