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Recent Developments in Counter Electrode Materials for Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells

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Quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSCs) are promising devices for solar energy conversion, because of their specific optical and electronic properties, such as high molar extinction coefficient, size-dependent absorption spectrum, and multiple exciton generation effects. However, the photovoltaic performance of QDSCs is still lower than its molecular sensitizer counterpart, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), let alone the recent developed perovskite solar cells. In order to enhance the power conversion efficiency, one of the essential ways is to improve the fill factor by modifying counter electrodes. Herein I review the recent advances in the field of counter electrode materials and discuss future prospects for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells.
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Keywords: Counter Electrode; Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells; Review

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

Publication date: January 1, 2019

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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