28 Sep '11, 8pm

[2of2] to Balance Solar Performance & Cost

[2of2] to Balance Solar Performance & Cost

On improving the efficiency of a colloidal quantum dot solar cell, researchers from the University of Toronto, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and Pennsylvania State University report having developed a way to coat or passivate the quantum dots in inorganic ligands. This approach improves efficiency by reducing electron “traps” in the material and packing more quantum dots into the same amount of nanospace, while at the same time retaining the colloid characteristics of quantum dots bound together by organic molecules.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/28/improvements-on-quant...

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