Improved efficiency of smooth and aligned single walled carbon nanotube/silicon hybrid solar cells

Xiaokai Li, Yeonwoong Jung, Kelsey Sakimoto, Teng Hooi Goh, Mark A. Reed, André D. Taylor

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Smooth and aligned single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) thin films with improved optoelectronic performance are fabricated using a superacid slide casting method. Deposition of as made SWNT thin film on silicon (Si) together with post treatments result in SWNT/Si hybrid solar cells with unprecedented high fill factor of 73.8%, low ideality factor of 1.08 as well as overall dry cell power conversion efficiency of 11.5%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-887
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution

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