These authors contributed equally to this work.
Optical Fiber/Nanowire Hybrid Structures for Efficient Three-Dimensional Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells†
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2009
Copyright © 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 47, pages 8981–8985, November 9, 2009
How to Cite
Weintraub, B., Wei, Y. and Wang, Z. (2009), Optical Fiber/Nanowire Hybrid Structures for Efficient Three-Dimensional Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 8981–8985. doi: 10.1002/anie.200904492
Research supported by DARPA (Army/AMCOM/REDSTONE AR, W31P4Q-08-1-0009), BES DOE (DE-FG02-07ER46394), Air Force Office (FA9550-08-1-0446), DARPA/ARO W911NF-08-1-0249, KAUST Global Research Partnership, NSF (DMS0706436, CMMI 0403671). B.W. thanks IPST at Georgia Tech for fellowship support. The authors thank Prof. Yulin Deng, Chen Xu, Zhou Li, and Dr. Rusen Yang for discussions and technical assistance.
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 22 OCT 2009
- Manuscript Received: 12 AUG 2009
- DARPA. Grant Number: W31P4Q-08-1-0009
- BES DOE. Grant Number: DE-FG02-07ER46394
- Air Force Office. Grant Number: FA9550-08-1-0446
- KAUST Global Research Partnership
- NSF. Grant Numbers: DMS0706436, CMMI 0403671
- energy conversion;
- optical fibers;
- solar cells
Wired up: The energy conversion efficiency of three-dimensional dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) in a hybrid structure that integrates optical fibers and nanowire arrays is greater than that of a two-dimensional device. Internal axial illumination enhances the energy conversion efficiency of a rectangular fiber-based hybrid structure (see picture) by a factor of up to six compared to light illumination normal to the fiber axis from outside the device.