Chapter 9. Nanocrystalline Injection Solar Cells

  1. Jef Poortmans and
  2. Vladimir Arkhipov
  1. Michael Grätzel

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091282.ch9

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Grätzel, M. (2006) Nanocrystalline Injection Solar Cells, in Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications (eds J. Poortmans and V. Arkhipov), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091282.ch9

Editor Information

  1. IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Peter Capper3,
  2. Professor Safa Kasap4 and
  3. Professor Arthur Willoughby5

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd, Southampton, UK

  2. 4

    University of Saskatchewan, Canada

  3. 5

    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091265

Online ISBN: 9780470091289

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Keywords:

  • nanocrystalline injection solar cells;
  • dye sensitized solar cell (DSC);
  • light harvesting efficiency (LHE);
  • incident photon to current conversion efficiency (IPCE);
  • external quantum efficiency (EQE);
  • charge recombination kinetic retardation;
  • solid state dye sensitized solar cells;
  • quantum dot sensitizers;
  • dye sensitized solar cell stability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Band Diagram and Operational Principle of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cell

  • The Importance of the Nanostructure

  • Photovoltaic Performance of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cell

  • Development of New Sensitizers and Redox Systems

  • Solid State Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Stability

  • Future Prospects

  • Acknowledgments

  • References