Concepts of inorganic solid-state nanostructured solar cells

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Abstract

The development of inorganic solid-state nanostructured solar cells over the last years has been reviewed with respect to concepts and materials. Major attention has been paid to solar cells with extremely thin absorber, solar cells with ultra-thin nano-composite absorber and solar cells with quantum dot absorber layers. The focus has been set to structured transparent electron conductors and absorber materials prepared by mainly low-temperature and wet chemical deposition methods. The great potential of inorganic solid-state nanostructured solar cells is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1527-1536
Number of pages10
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume95
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Extremely thin absorber
  • Inorganic nanostructured solar cells
  • Nanostructured metal oxide
  • Quantum dots
  • Ultra-thin nano-composite absorber

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Concepts of inorganic solid-state nanostructured solar cells. / Dittrich, Thomas; Belaidi, Abdelhak; Ennaoui, Ahmed.

In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 95, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 1527-1536.

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