Accession Number:

AD1042854

Title:

Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Improvement Employing the Photoluminescent, Down-Shifting Effects of Carbon and CdTe Quantum Dots (Open Access Publisher's Version)

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

Universidad de Sonora, Departmento De Fisica Sonora Mexico

Report Date:

2016-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We report the synthesis and characterization of Carbon and CdTe quantum dots QDs, as well as the observed improvement in the power conversion efficiency PCE of photovoltaic devices upon the incorporation of the synthesized aforementioned nanostructures. Even though C quantum dots were observed to have a relatively smaller influence on solar cell performance, they are considered to be a more attractive option due to their affordability and minimal impact in the environment that could ultimately promote their widespread utilization on photovoltaic structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE