A Direct Route Towards Polymer/Copper Indium Sulfide Nanocomposite Solar Cells (pages 1046–1050)
Thomas Rath, Michael Edler, Wernfried Haas, Achim Fischereder, Stefan Moscher, Alexander Schenk, Roman Trattnig, Meltem Sezen, Gernot Mauthner, Andreas Pein, Dorith Meischler, Karin Bartl, Robert Saf, Neha Bansal, Saif A. Haque, Ferdinand Hofer, Emil J.W. List and Gregor Trimmel
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100442
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%.