Skip to main content

Nanocrystal/Polymer Composite Photovoltaic Devices

Buy Article:

$20.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Unlike conventional solar cells, novel polymeric photovoltaic devices have flexibility, large area processibility and potential low costs. We have constructed devices consisting of a composite of CdSe nanocrystals and poly(3-hexylthiophene). The resulting monochromatic power conversion efficiency is 0.7 %. Since the efficiency in these devices is limited by poor electron transport, we seek to improve the mobility of electrons in the CdSe with nanorods in place of nanocrystals. Devices fabricated with small aspect ratio CdSe nanorods and poly(3-hexythiophene) have enhanced conversion efficiencies up to 2 %. To further increase device efficiencies, soluble nanorods of CdSe were synthesized with aspect ratios reaching 20:1 by controlling the kinetics of nanocrystal growth in lyothermal solutions.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2000

More about this publication?
  • For more than 25 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.

    Since 2005, NIP has been held in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Conference.

  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more