Material characterization of a nanocrystal based photovoltaic device
Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Chemistry, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
2 Oak Ridge Natonal Laboratory, Solid State Division, PO Box 2008, MS 6030, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6030, USA
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Published online: 15 September 2001
Nanocomposites have shown promise as the active layer for photovoltaic energy conversion. One example is the CdSe nanocrystal\polymer composite demonstrated by Hyunh and Greenham [1,2]. In this paper we investigate the baseline properties of the materials used in such a device. We present surface chemical information for CdSe nanocrystals and chemical analysis for poly-(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) polymer.
PACS: 81.07.Pr – Organic-inorganic hybrid nanostructures / 81.07.Bc – Nanocrystalline materials / 82.35.Cd – Conducting polymers / 68.37.Lp – Transmission electron Microscopy (TEM) (including STEM, HRTEM, etc.) / 82.80.Yc – Rutherford Back Scattering (RBS), and other methods of chemical analysis
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