Hybrid solar cells using HgTe nanocrystals and nanoporous TiO2 electrodes

Guenes S., Neugebauer H., Sariciftci N. S., Roither H., Kovalenko M., Pillwein G., ...More

ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, vol.16, no.8, pp.1095-1099, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/adfm.200500638
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1095-1099
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


HgTe nanocrystals are demonstrated to increase the photon-harvesting efficiency of hybrid solar cells over,a broad spectral region between 350 and 1500 nm. Devices combining two solar cell concepts, a solid-state nanocrystal-sensitized solar cell and a nanocrystal/polymer-blend solar cell, are described. These devices give incident photon to current efficiencies up to 10 % at around 550 nm monochromatic irradiation and short-circuit current densities of 2 mA cm(-2) under simulated AM1.5 (100 mW cm(-2)) illumination (AM: air mass).