Nanostructured photovoltaic materials

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The availability of economical and sustainable energy sources strongly influences our quality of life and, thus, global economics and politics. For this reason, new developments in materials and devices for converting solar radiation to electrical energy would impact everyone's lives. During the last 15 years, there has been a steady exploration of new ideas to make solar cells based on nanostructured materials; large interfacial areas in nanostructured materials present significant advantages for light absorption and charge separation, the two critical steps for solar-to-electric energy conversion. Specifically, dye-sensitized solar cells that make use of nanostructured wide band gap semiconductor films photosensitized with a metal-organic dye have emerged as a promising and potentially low-cost alternative to the traditional photovoltaic devices based on the p-n junction. In this talk, I will describe dye-sensitized solar cells based on ZnO nanowires and combinations of ZnO nanowires and nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2005Nov 4 2005

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Other05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period10/30/0511/4/05

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Nanostructured materials
Nanowires
Solar radiation
Energy conversion
Light absorption
Solar cells
Dyes
Availability
Nanoparticles
Economics
Metals
Costs
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Wide band gap semiconductors

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Aydil, E. (2005). Nanostructured photovoltaic materials. Paper presented at 05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, United States.

Nanostructured photovoltaic materials. / Aydil, Eray.

2005. Paper presented at 05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, United States.

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Aydil, E 2005, 'Nanostructured photovoltaic materials', Paper presented at 05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 10/30/05 - 11/4/05.
Aydil E. Nanostructured photovoltaic materials. 2005. Paper presented at 05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, United States.
Aydil, Eray. / Nanostructured photovoltaic materials. Paper presented at 05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, United States.1 p.
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