Quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells with water-soluble and air-stable PbS quantum dots

A.N. Jumabekov, F. Deschler, D. Böhm, L.M. Peter, J. Feldmann, T. Bein

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Abstract

The sensitization of dispersed P25 TiO nanoparticles (NPs) and macroporous TiO films with water-soluble and air-stable PbS quantum dots (QDs) capped with l-glutathione (GSH) ligands was investigated. Optimum sensitization was achieved by careful adjustment of the surface charges of TiO and PbS QDs by controlling the pH of the QD solution. Efficient electron transfer from photoexcited PbS QDs via the GSH ligands into the conduction band of TiO was demonstrated by photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy of PbS-sensitized P25 nanoparticles. The PbS QD-sensitized porous TiO electrodes were used to prepare quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) utilizing a CuS counter electrode and aqueous polysulfide electrolyte. Cells with up to 64% injection efficiency, 1.1% AM 1.5 conversion efficiency, and short circuit current density of 7.4 mA cm were obtained. The physical parameters of the cells were investigated using impedance spectroscopy.
LanguageEnglish
Pages5142-5149
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume118
Issue number10
Early online date11 Feb 2014
DOIs
StatusPublished - 13 Mar 2014

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Jumabekov, A. N., Deschler, F., Böhm, D., Peter, L. M., Feldmann, J., & Bein, T. (2014). Quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells with water-soluble and air-stable PbS quantum dots. DOI: 10.1021/jp4110773

Quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells with water-soluble and air-stable PbS quantum dots. / Jumabekov, A.N.; Deschler, F.; Böhm, D.; Peter, L.M.; Feldmann, J.; Bein, T.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 118, No. 10, 13.03.2014, p. 5142-5149.

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Jumabekov, AN, Deschler, F, Böhm, D, Peter, LM, Feldmann, J & Bein, T 2014, 'Quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells with water-soluble and air-stable PbS quantum dots' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 118, no. 10, pp. 5142-5149. DOI: 10.1021/jp4110773
Jumabekov AN, Deschler F, Böhm D, Peter LM, Feldmann J, Bein T. Quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells with water-soluble and air-stable PbS quantum dots. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2014 Mar 13;118(10):5142-5149. Available from, DOI: 10.1021/jp4110773
Jumabekov, A.N. ; Deschler, F. ; Böhm, D. ; Peter, L.M. ; Feldmann, J. ; Bein, T./ Quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells with water-soluble and air-stable PbS quantum dots. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2014 ; Vol. 118, No. 10. pp. 5142-5149
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