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A Direct Route Towards Polymer/Copper Indium Sulfide Nanocomposite Solar Cells

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  • Thomas Rath,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Michael Edler,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Wernfried Haas,

    1. Institute for Electron Microscopy and Fine Structure Research & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Achim Fischereder,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Stefan Moscher,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Alexander Schenk,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Roman Trattnig,

    1. NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Franz-Pichler-Straße 32, 8160 Weiz, Austria
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  • Meltem Sezen,

    1. Institute for Electron Microscopy and Fine Structure Research & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Gernot Mauthner,

    1. NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Franz-Pichler-Straße 32, 8160 Weiz, Austria
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  • Andreas Pein,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Dorith Meischler,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Karin Bartl,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Robert Saf,

    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Neha Bansal,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Saif A. Haque,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ, UK
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  • Ferdinand Hofer,

    1. Institute for Electron Microscopy and Fine Structure Research & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Emil J.W. List,

    Corresponding author
    1. NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH & Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria
    • NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH & Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria
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  • Gregor Trimmel

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
    • Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials & Christian Doppler, Laboratory for Nanocomposite Solar Cells, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria.
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Abstract

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Polymer/copper indium sulfide (CIS) nanocomposite solar cells are prepared via a capper free in situ preparation route using copper and indium xanthates as precursors, which decompose and form CIS nanoparticles in the polymer matrix during a mild thermal treatment. The solar cells generate current in a wide range of the solar spectrum and exhibit efficiencies up to 2.8%.

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