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Title: Atomic layer deposition in nanostructured photovoltaics: tuning optical, electronic and surface properties

Abstract

This review highlights applications of atomic layer deposition for third generation photovoltaics, including light absorption, barrier layer formation and passivation.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion (CNEEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1370690
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001060
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nanoscale
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 29; Related Information: CNEEC partners with Stanford University (lead); Carnegie Institution at Stanford; Technical University of Denmark; Journal ID: ISSN 2040-3364
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; catalysis (heterogeneous); solar (fuels); photosynthesis (natural and artificial); bio-inspired; electrodes - solar; defects; charge transport; materials and chemistry by design; synthesis (novel materials)

Citation Formats

Palmstrom, Axel F., Santra, Pralay K., and Bent, Stacey F. Atomic layer deposition in nanostructured photovoltaics: tuning optical, electronic and surface properties. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1039/C5NR02080H.
Palmstrom, Axel F., Santra, Pralay K., & Bent, Stacey F. Atomic layer deposition in nanostructured photovoltaics: tuning optical, electronic and surface properties. United States. doi:10.1039/C5NR02080H.
Palmstrom, Axel F., Santra, Pralay K., and Bent, Stacey F. Mon . "Atomic layer deposition in nanostructured photovoltaics: tuning optical, electronic and surface properties". United States. doi:10.1039/C5NR02080H.
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journal = {Nanoscale},
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Surface State Recombination and Passivation in Nanocrystalline TiO 2 Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
journal, November 2013

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A low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell based on dye-sensitized colloidal TiO2 films
journal, October 1991

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The Role of Insulating Oxides in Blocking the Charge Carrier Recombination in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
journal, October 2013

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Origin of the Enhanced Photoluminescence from Semiconductor CdSeS Nanocrystals
journal, June 2010

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CuInS 2 -Sensitized Quantum Dot Solar Cell. Electrophoretic Deposition, Excited-State Dynamics, and Photovoltaic Performance
journal, February 2013

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The Photothermal Stability of PbS Quantum Dot Solids
journal, September 2011

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Activating Carrier Multiplication in PbSe Quantum Dot Solids by Infilling with Atomic Layer Deposition
journal, May 2013

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High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with Three-Dimensional Photoanode
journal, November 2011

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Charge transport in PbSe nanocrystal arrays
journal, February 2008


Influence of Atmospheric Gases on the Electrical Properties of PbSe Quantum-Dot Films
journal, May 2010

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Third generation photovoltaics
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Highly Efficient Multiple Exciton Generation in Colloidal PbSe and PbS Quantum Dots
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Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells
journal, July 2010


Ultralow Loading Pt Nanocatalysts Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition on Carbon Aerogels
journal, August 2008

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Effect of atomic layer deposited ultra thin HfO2 and Al2O3 interfacial layers on the performance of dye sensitized solar cells
journal, March 2010

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Third-generation photovoltaics
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Atomic Layer Deposition: An Overview
journal, January 2010

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Growth of Pt Nanowires by Atomic Layer Deposition on Highly Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite
journal, January 2013

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The Role of the Methyl and Hydroxyl Groups of Low-k Dielectric Films on the Nucleation of Ruthenium by ALD
journal, January 2008

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Low-Temperature Nanocrystal Unification through Rotations and Relaxations Probed by in Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy
journal, November 2008

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Quantum Dot Photovoltaics in the Extreme Quantum Confinement Regime: The Surface-Chemical Origins of Exceptional Air- and Light-Stability
journal, January 2010

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Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal Sulfide Materials
journal, January 2015

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CdSe-Sensitized p-CuSCN/Nanowire n-ZnO Heterojunctions
journal, June 2005

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Nucleation and Growth during Al 2 O 3 Atomic Layer Deposition on Polymers
journal, November 2005

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Perovskite Thin Films via Atomic Layer Deposition
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Study of CdS-sensitized solar cells, prepared by ammonia-free chemical bath technique
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Crystallinity of inorganic films grown by atomic layer deposition: Overview and general trends
journal, January 2013

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A brief review of atomic layer deposition: from fundamentals to applications
journal, June 2014


Multiple Exciton Generation in Semiconductor Quantum Dots
journal, May 2011

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Sustainability of photovoltaics: The case for thin-film solar cells
journal, December 2009


Acceptable contamination levels in solar grade silicon: From feedstock to solar cell
journal, March 2009

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High-efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells with ferrocene-based electrolytes
journal, January 2011

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Morphological Transformations and Fusion of PbSe Nanocrystals Studied Using Atomistic Simulations
journal, October 2010

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Improvement of the humidity stability of organic–inorganic perovskite solar cells using ultrathin Al2O3 layers prepared by atomic layer deposition
journal, January 2015

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Highly ordered and vertically oriented TiO 2 /Al 2 O 3 nanotube electrodes for application in dye-sensitized solar cells
journal, November 2014