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Design of core/shell colloidal quantum dots for MEG solar cells

Tomic, S, Miloszewski, JM, Tyrrell, EJ and Binks, DJ 2015, 'Design of core/shell colloidal quantum dots for MEG solar cells' , IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 6 (1) , pp. 179-184.

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Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are the subject of intensive research worldwide due to a number of novel properties, which make them of interest for both fundamental science and technological applications. QDs are of particular interest for solar cell applications due to their ability to increase efficiency via the generation of multiexcitons from a single photon. The efficiency of multiexciton generation (MEG) in colloidal QDs is determined by the competition between MEG and other hot electron-cooling processes. Core/shell QDs with type-II band alignment offers extra degrees of freedom in mediating both the optical dipoles and the Coulomb interaction between charges in such structures for the benefit of elevated MEG efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
ISSN: 2156-3381
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royal Society, London, N8 Research Partnership
Depositing User: Prof Stanko Tomic
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 16:38
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 18:48

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