23 Dec '11, 4pm

Organic Solar Cells: Game Changer or Hype?

Organic Solar Cells: Game Changer or Hype?

According to new research published in the journal, Gold Bulletin, the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells may be improved by using indium-tin oxide (ITO) coated glass, which has a layer of gold nanodots on its surface. Written by an international team from Denmark and France, this paper explains how a discontinuous film of just 0.5nm thick gold nanodots is sufficient to significantly improve the solar cell’s performance. Organic solar panels are currently the focus of significant scientific interest and have strong potential as a low cost means of generating solar power . Gold is an ideal candidate for conductive layers in photovoltaic since it contains a rare combination of properties that provide it compatibility with other elements, chemical stability and high conductivity, which has prompted its use in the electronics industry. However, the unequal energy alignme...

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