The energy received on earth by the sun in one hour is equivalent to the energy consumed by the world in a year. Photovoltaic solar cells convert this solar energy into electricity in a sustainable way compared to fossil fuels.
Solar cells can be made of semiconductors, polymers, dyes and phosphors. Organic as well as organic/inorganic approaches are currently followed.
Research is focussed on materials that absorb a wider part of the solar spectrum, while improving the electronic transport at a low cost. In addition, charge mobility and stability are challenges especially for dye-sensitised and perovskite solar cells.
Solar cell materials can be assessed by spectral and temporal fluorescence spectroscopy using the products offered by Edinburgh Instruments.
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|Jinhyung Park et al.||2016||Efficient eco-friendly inverted quantum dot sensitized solar cells||Journal of Materials Chemistry A||4||827-837||FLS980 Spectrometer||FLS980 Upgrades|
|Haiping He et al.||2016||Exciton localization in solution-processed organolead trihalide perovskites||Nature Communications||7||10896||FLS920 Upgrades||Pulsed Diode Lasers – VIS/NIR|
|Like Huanga et al.||2016||Efficient planar perovskite solar cells without a high temperature processed titanium dioxide electron transport layer||Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells||149||1-8||FLS920 Upgrades|
|Jamie C. Wang et al.||2015||Modulating Electron Transfer Dynamics at Dye–Semiconductor Interfaces via Self-Assembled Bilayers||The Journal of Physical Chemistry C||119(7)||3502-3508||FLS980 Spectrometer||LP920 Upgrades||Pulsed Diode Lasers – VIS/NIR|
|Bilel Louahem M’Sabah et al.||2015||Amplification of light collection in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells via the antenna effect through supramolecular assembly||Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics||17||9910-9918||FLS980 Spectrometer|
|Linlin Liu et al.||2015||Near-infrared quantum cutting in Nd^3+ and Yb^3+ Doped BaGd_2ZnO_5 phosphors||Optical Materials Express||5||756-763||FLS980 Spectrometer||FLS920 Upgrades|
|De-Chao Yu et al.||2015||Multi-photon quantum cutting in Gd2O2S:Tm3+ to enhance the photo-response of solar cells||Light: Science & Applications||4||e344||FLS920 Upgrades|
|Mohammad Mahdi Tavakoli et al.||2015||Quasi Core/Shell Lead Sulfide/Graphene Quantum Dots for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells||Physical Chemistry C||119||18886-18895||FLS920 Upgrades|
|Gozde Murat Saltan et al.||2015||Novel organic dyes based on phenyl-substituted benzimidazole for dye sensitized solar cells||Materials Chemistry and Physics||163||387-393||FLS920 Upgrades|