Show simple item record

AuthorNajeeb, Mansoor Ani
AuthorAbdullah, Shahino Mah
AuthorAziz, Fakhra
AuthorAhmad, Zubair
AuthorShakoor, R. A.
AuthorMohamed, A. M. A.
AuthorKhalil, Uzma
AuthorSwelm, Wageh
AuthorAl-Ghamdi, Ahmed A.
AuthorSulaiman, Khaulah
Available date2021-04-11T11:07:18Z
Publication Date2016
Publication NameJournal of Nanoparticle Research
AbstractIn this paper, ZnSTe quantum dots-based hybrid solar cells (HSC) with two different device architectures have been investigated. The improved performance of the poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and [6,6]phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM)-based bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells by the incorporation of ZnSTe quantum dots (QDs) with an average size of 2.96 nm in PEDOT:PSS layer and active layer that have been demonstrated. Although the efficiency of both types of devices is almost the same, a close comparison reveals different reasons behind their improved performance. The device prepared with QDs in the HTL has shown reduced series resistance, increased shunt resistance, and improved mobility. On the other hand, QDs in the photoactive layer demonstrates increased photo-generation leading to improved efficiency.
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
SubjectEnergy conversion
Hole transport layer
Organic solar cell
Quantum dots
Rectification ratio
TitleA comparative study on the performance of hybrid solar cells containing ZnSTe QDs in hole transporting layer and photoactive layer
Issue Number12
Volume Number18

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record