Solar Cells: Carbon Nanotube-Silicon Solar Cells (Adv. Energy Mater. 9/2012)

Authors

  • Daniel D. Tune,

    1. Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia
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  • Benjamin S. Flavel,

    1. Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
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  • Ralph Krupke,

    1. Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
    2. DFG Centre for Functional Nanostructures (CFN), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
    3. Department of Materials and Earth Sciences, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
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  • Joseph G. Shapter

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia
    • Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia.
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Abstract

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Nanotube–silicon heterojunction solar cells are a recent photovoltaic architecture with demonstrated power conversion efficiencies of up to 14%. Such devices may in part exploit the photoactivity of carbon nanotubes. Joseph G. Shapter and coworkers summarize and review on page 1043 the work to date in this emerging field.

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