Si Hybrid Solar Cells with 13% Efficiency via Concurrent Improvement in Optical and Electrical Properties by Employing Graphene Quantum Dots

Meng-Lin Tsai, Wan-Rou Wei, Libin Tang, Hung Chih Chang, Shih Hsiang Tai, Po Kang Yang, Shu Ping Lau, Lih Juann Chen, Jr-Hau He

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Abstract

By employing graphene quantum dots (GQDs) in PEDOT:PSS, we have achieved an efficiency of 13.22% in Si/PEDOT:PSS hybrid solar cells. The efficiency enhancement is based on concurrent improvement in optical and electrical properties by the photon downconversion process and the improved conductivity of PEDOT:PSS via appropriate incorporation of GQDs. After introducing GQDs into PEDOT:PSS, the short circuit current and the fill factor of rear-contact optimized hybrid cells are increased from 32.11 to 36.26 mA/cm and 62.85% to 63.87%, respectively. The organic-inorganic hybrid solar cell obtained herein holds the promise for developing photon-managing, low-cost, and highly efficient photovoltaic devices.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-821
Number of pages7
JournalACS Nano
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 21 2015

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