High Performance PbS Quantum Dot/Graphene Hybrid Solar Cell with Efficient Charge Extraction.


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Article
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Authors
Kim, Byung-Sung 
Neo, Darren CJ 
Park, Jong Bae 
Abstract

Hybrid colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solar cells are fabricated from multilayer stacks of lead sulfide (PbS) CQD and single layer graphene (SG). The inclusion of graphene interlayers is shown to increase power conversion efficiency by 9.18%. It is shown that the inclusion of conductive graphene enhances charge extraction in devices. Photoluminescence shows that graphene quenches emission from the quantum dot suggesting spontaneous charge transfer to graphene. CQD photodetectors exhibit increased photoresponse and improved transport properties. We propose that the CQD/SG hybrid structure is a route to make CQD thin films with improved charge extraction, therefore resulting in improved solar cell efficiency.

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Keywords
Charge transfer, Exciton dissociation, Graphene, Hybrid solar cell, PbS quantum dot
Journal Title
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces
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Journal ISSN
1944-8244
1944-8252
Volume Title
8
Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Sponsorship
European Research Council (340538)