Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201303010
Title: High-performance hybrid solar cell made from CdSe/CdTe nanocrystals supported on reduced graphene oxide and PCDTBT
Authors: Tong, S.W.
Mishra, N.
Su, C.L.
Nalla, V. 
Wu, W.
Ji, W.
Zhang, J.
Chan, Y.
Loh, K.P. 
Keywords: graphene oxide
hybrid materials
nanocrystals
polymers
solar cells
Issue Date: 2-Apr-2014
Citation: Tong, S.W., Mishra, N., Su, C.L., Nalla, V., Wu, W., Ji, W., Zhang, J., Chan, Y., Loh, K.P. (2014-04-02). High-performance hybrid solar cell made from CdSe/CdTe nanocrystals supported on reduced graphene oxide and PCDTBT. Advanced Functional Materials 24 (13) : 1904-1910. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201303010
Abstract: Core/shell tetrapods synthesized from CdSe and CdTe exhibit a type II band offset that induces separation of charge upon photoexcitation and localizes carriers to different regions of the tetrahedral geometry. CdSe/CdTe nanocrystals immobilized on oleylamine-functionalized reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheets can be homogeneously mixed with an organic dye (PCDTBT) to form donor-acceptor dispersed heterojunctions and exhibit a high power conversion efficiency of ∼3.3% in solar cell devices. The near-IR light absorbing type II nanocrystals complement the absorption spectrum of the visible light-absorbing organics. The high efficiency is attributed to the amine-functionalized rGO sheets, which allow intimate contact with the nanocrystals and efficient dispersal in the organic matrix, contributing to highly efficient charge separation and transfer at the nanocrystal, rGO, and polymer interfaces. A chemically mediated way of controlling nanoscale morphologies in a composite is demonstrated by immobilizing CdSe/CdTe nanocrystals on oleylamine-functionalized reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheets. The tetrapod-rGO can be homogeneously mixed with an organic dye (PCDTBT) to form donor-acceptor dispersed heterojunctions and exhibit a high power-conversion efficiency of ∼3.3% in a solar cell device. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Source Title: Advanced Functional Materials
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/93955
ISSN: 16163028
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303010
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