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Title: Air stable organic-inorganic nanoparticles hybrid solar cells

A solar cell includes a low work function cathode, an active layer of an organic-inorganic nanoparticle composite, a ZnO nanoparticle layer situated between and physically contacting the cathode and active layers; and a transparent high work function anode that is a bilayer electrode. The inclusion of the ZnO nanoparticle layer results in a solar cell displaying a conversion efficiency increase and reduces the device degradation rate. Embodiments of the invention are directed to novel ZnO nanoparticles that are advantageous for use as the ZnO nanoparticle layers of the novel solar cells and a method to prepare the ZnO nanoparticles.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1221872
Report Number(s):
9,147,852
13/254,929
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-08GO18020
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Mar 05
Research Org:
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Gainesville, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY