Quantum Dot Solar Cells

  • Jiang Wu
  • Zhiming M. Wang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Irene Barceló, Néstor Guijarro, Teresa Lana-Villarreal, Roberto Gómez
    Pages 1-38
  3. Eui-Hyun Kong, Yong-June Chang, Hyun Myung Jang
    Pages 39-66
  4. Zhihua Xu, Corey R. Hine, Mathew M. Maye, Qinpeng Meng, Mircea Cotlet
    Pages 91-111
  5. Steven Jenks, Robert Gilmore
    Pages 135-166
  6. Stefan Kremling, Christian Schneider, Sven Höfling, Martin Kamp, Alfred Forchel
    Pages 167-186
  7. N. McElroy, M. Cadirci, A. Al-Otaify, R. Page, D. J. Binks
    Pages 233-253
  8. Vinay Gupta, Tanvi Upreti, Suresh Chand
    Pages 255-268
  9. Qing Shen, Kenji Katayama, Taro Toyoda
    Pages 295-310
  10. Kiseok Chang, Ryan A. Murdick, Tzong-Ru T. Han, Fei Yuan, Chong-Yu Ruan
    Pages 311-347
  11. Yunlu Xu, Joseph Murray, Jeremy N. Munday
    Pages 349-382
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 383-387

About this book


The third generation of solar cells includes those based on semiconductor quantum dots. This sophisticated technology applies nanotechnology and quantum mechanics theory to enhance the performance of ordinary solar cells. Although a practical application of quantum dot solar cells has yet to be achieved, a large number of theoretical calculations and experimental studies have confirmed the potential for meeting the requirement for ultra-high conversion efficiency. In this book, high-profile scientists have contributed tutorial chapters that outline the methods used in and the results of various quantum dot solar cell designs, including quantum dot intermediate band solar cells, hot electron quantum dot solar cells, quantum-dot sensitized solar cells, colloidal quantum dot solar cells, hybrid polymer-quantum dot solar cells, and MEG quantum dot solar cells. Both theoretical and experimental approaches are described. Quantum Dot Solar Cells helps to connect the fundamental laws of physics and the chemistry of materials with advances in device design and performance. The book can be recommended for a broad audience of chemists, electrical engineers, and materials scientists, and is suitable for use in courses on materials and device design for advanced and future optoelectronics.

  • Features comprehensive coverage of novel technologies for quantum dot solar cells
  • Written by leading experts in the corresponding research areas
  • Supplies the keys to understanding the latest technologies for third-generation solar cells
  • Provides a foundation for future research in materials and optoelectronics for energy applications


Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells Hot Electron Quantum Dot Solar Cells Hybrid Polymer-quantum Dot Solar Cells MEG Quantum Dot Solar Cells Nanotechnology Solar Cells Quantum Dot Intermediate Band Solar Cells Quantum Dot Solar Cells Quantum Solar Cells Quantum-dot Sensitized Solar Cells Semiconductor Materials Solar Cells Third-generation Solar Cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiang Wu
    • 1
  • Zhiming M. Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Electronic ThinUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of ElectronicUniversity of Electronic Science and TechnologyChengduChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8148-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8147-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8148-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-2159
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-2167
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