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One-Dimensional Semiconductor Nanostructures as Absorber Layers in Solar Cells

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The one-dimensional (1-D) nanostructures of cadmium chalcogenides (II-VI: CdSe, CdTe), InP and GaAs (III-V), and the ternarychalcopyrites CuInS2, CuInSe2, and CuInTe2 (I-III-VI2) are the candidate semiconductors of interest as absorber layers in solar cells. In the confinement regime (∼1–10 nm) of these 1-D nanostructures, the electronic energylevels are quantized so that the oscillator strength and the resultant absorption of solar energyare enhanced. Moreover, the discrete energylevels effectivelyseparate the electrons and holes at the two electrodes or at the interfaces with a polymer in a hybrid structure, so that an oriented and 1-D nanostructured absorber layer is expected to improve the conversion efficiencyof solar cells. The intrinsic anisotropyof II-VI and I-III-VI2 crystal lattices and the progress in various growth processes are assessed to derive suitable morphological features of these 1-D semiconductor nanostructures. The present status of research in nanorod-based solar cells is reviewed and possible routes are identified to improve the performance of nanorod-based solar cells. Finally, the characteristics of nanorod-based solar cells are compared with the dye-sensitized and organic solar cells.
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Keywords: ABSORBER LAYER; ANISOTROPIC LATTICE; CHARGE TRANSFER; DYE-SENSITIZED STRUCTURE; EXCITONS; HYBRID POLYMER/NANOSTRUCTURE; ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS; POWER CONVERSION EFFICIENCY; SEMICONDUCTOR; SOLAR CELL; SOLUTION GROWTH; TEMPLATE-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS; VAPOR PHASE GROWTH

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: November 1, 2005

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