Metallic quantum dots as sensitizers for solar cells

Fahhad H. Alharbi, Qasem A. Drmosh, Mohammad K. Hossain, Nouar Tabet

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Abstract

The concept of using the metallic quantum dots (MQD) as sensitizer in sensitized solar cells is presented. This concept is only possible due to the nano-scale size effects like emerging energy gap, states redistribution, and phonon bottleneck. Also, the initial work to grow silver quantum dots on ZnO film by sputtering and then post annealing is presented and discussed. This growth procedure will be used later to realize the concept device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages993-996
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period16/6/1321/6/13

Keywords

  • Metallic quantum dots
  • Nano scale
  • Phonon bottleneck
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Alharbi, F. H., Drmosh, Q. A., Hossain, M. K., & Tabet, N. (2013). Metallic quantum dots as sensitizers for solar cells. In 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 (pp. 993-996). [6744308] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744308