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Recent Developments of Solar Cells from PbS Colloidal Quantum Dots

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Institute of Physics—Center for Science and Education, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, 33619 Bielefeld, Germany
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(5), 1743; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10051743
Received: 15 February 2020 / Revised: 25 February 2020 / Accepted: 26 February 2020 / Published: 3 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue PbS Colloidal Quantum Dots and Their Applications)
PbS (lead sulfide) colloidal quantum dots consist of crystallites with diameters in the nanometer range with organic molecules on their surfaces, partly with additional metal complexes as ligands. These surface molecules are responsible for solubility and prevent aggregation, but the interface between semiconductor quantum dots and ligands also influences the electronic structure. PbS quantum dots are especially interesting for optoelectronic applications and spectroscopic techniques, including photoluminescence, photodiodes and solar cells. Here we concentrate on the latter, giving an overview of the optical properties of solar cells prepared with PbS colloidal quantum dots, produced by different methods and combined with diverse other materials, to reach high efficiencies and fill factors. View Full-Text
Keywords: colloidal PbS quantum dots; quantum dot solar cells; semiconductor; heterojunction; ligand; open-circuit voltage; short-circuit current; power conversion efficiency; fill factor colloidal PbS quantum dots; quantum dot solar cells; semiconductor; heterojunction; ligand; open-circuit voltage; short-circuit current; power conversion efficiency; fill factor
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