Optical Fiber/Nanowire Hybrid Structures for Efficient Three-Dimensional Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Benjamin Weintraub, Yaguang Wei, Zhong Lin Wang

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9143-9147
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Volume121
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2009
Externally publishedYes

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