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Colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics
Author(s): Susanna M. Thon; Edward H. Sargent
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Paper Abstract

Colloidal quantum dot solar cells offer the possibility of combining low-cost, low-temperature solution-processing with efficient photon harvesting over the entire solar spectrum. Their quantum size effect tunability offers a path to tandem and triple-junction cells. The first solution-processed infrared solar cells were reported in 2005; the latest devices offer greater than 5% AM1.5 PCE and many paths remain for further improvement to 10% and beyond. We will review the field and its prospects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8110, Thin Film Solar Technology III, 81100N (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896654
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Susanna M. Thon, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Edward H. Sargent, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8110:
Thin Film Solar Technology III
Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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