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Quantum Rod-Sensitized Solar Cells

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  • Dr. Zhijun Ning,

    1. Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, 10691 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax:0046-8-5537 8590
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  • Chunze Yuan,

    1. Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, 10691 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax:0046-8-5537 8590
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  • Dr. Haining Tian,

    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 30, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax:0046-8-791 2333
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  • Dr. Peter Hedström,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 30, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden)
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  • Prof. Licheng Sun,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 30, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax:0046-8-791 2333
    • Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 30, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax:0046-8-791 2333
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  • Prof. Hans Ågren

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, 10691 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax:0046-8-5537 8590
    • Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, 10691 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax:0046-8-5537 8590
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Abstract

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An electron injection highway: CdSe nanorods with CdS seed material were applied to a quantum rod-sensitized TiO2 solar cell that showed a higher electron injection efficiency than analogous quantum dot-sensitized solar cells: reducing the nanocrystals′ carrier confinement dimensions can improve electron injection efficiency of nanocrystal-sensitized solar cells.

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