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dc.contributor.authorIza, Diana C.
dc.contributor.authorMunoz-Rojas, David
dc.contributor.authorMusselman, Kevin P.
dc.contributor.authorWeickert, Jonas
dc.contributor.authorJakowetz, Andreas C.
dc.contributor.authorSun, Haiyan
dc.contributor.authorRen, Xin
dc.contributor.authorHoye, Robert L. Z.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Joon H.
dc.contributor.authorWang, Haiyan
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt-Mende, Lukas
dc.contributor.authorMacManus-Driscoll, Judith L. 17:35:36 (GMT) 17:35:36 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractWe introduce hybrid solar cells with an architecture consisting of an electrodeposited ZnO nanorod array (NRA) coated with a conformal thin layer (< 50 nm) of organic polymer-fullerene blend and a quasi-conformal Ag top contact (Thin/NR). We have compared the performance of Thin/NR cells to conventional hybrid cells in which the same NRAs are completely filled with organic blend (Thick/NR). The Thin/NR design absorbs at least as much light as Thick/NR cells, while charge extraction is significantly enhanced due to the proximity of the electrodes, resulting in a higher current density per unit volume of blend and improved power conversion efficiency. The NRAs need not be periodic or aligned and hence can be made very simply.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEU [219332]en
dc.description.sponsorshipGirton Collegeen
dc.description.sponsorshipEPSRC DTA studentshipen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Copper Associationen
dc.description.sponsorshipERC NOVOX [247276]en
dc.description.sponsorshipComissionat per a Universitats i Recerca (CUR) del DIUE de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Spainen
dc.description.sponsorshipDFG [SPP1355]en
dc.description.sponsorshipCenter for NanoScience (CeNS) Munichen
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. National Science Foundation [NSF-1007969]en
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dc.subjectBulk heterojunctionen
dc.subjectZnO nanorod arraysen
dc.subjectHybrid solar cellsen
dc.titleNanostructured conformal hybrid solar cells: a promising architecture towards complete charge collection and light absorptionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationIza, D. C., Muñoz-Rojas, D., Musselman, K. P., Weickert, J., Jakowetz, A. C., Sun, H., … MacManus-Driscoll, J. L. (2013). Nanostructured conformal hybrid solar cells: a promising architecture towards complete charge collection and light absorption. Nanoscale Research Letters, 8(1), 359.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Facuty of Engineeringen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineeringen

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