Solar Cells Based on Colloidal Nanocrystals

  • Holger┬áBorchert

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 196)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Holger Borchert
    Pages 1-11
  3. Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Holger Borchert
      Pages 39-60
  4. Characterization of Colloidal Nanocrystals and Thin Polymer Films

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Holger Borchert
      Pages 63-77
    3. Holger Borchert
      Pages 79-94
    4. Holger Borchert
      Pages 95-109
    5. Holger Borchert
      Pages 111-117
    6. Holger Borchert
      Pages 119-127
    7. Holger Borchert
      Pages 129-137
    8. Holger Borchert
      Pages 139-148
    9. Holger Borchert
      Pages 149-155
  5. Solar Cells with Colloidal Nanocrystals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Holger Borchert
      Pages 159-201
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book


This book presents a new system of solar cells. Colloidal nanocrystals possess many physical and chemical properties which can be manipulated by advanced control over structural features like the particle size. One application field is photovoltaics where colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals are explored as components of photo-active layers which can be produced from liquid media, often in combination with conductive polymers. The further development of this interdisciplinary field of research requires a deep understanding of the physics and chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals, conducting polymers and photovoltaic devices. This book aims at bridging gaps between the involved scientific disciplines and presents important fundamentals and the current state of research of relevant materials and different types of nanoparticle-based solar cells. The book will be of interest to researchers and PhD students. Moreover, it may also serve to accompany specialized lectures in related areas.


Absorption and Fluorescence Spectroscopy Characterization of Nanocrystals Charge Carrier Mobility Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals Conductive Polymers Electrical Characterization of Solar Cells Hybrid Photovoltaics Hybrid Solar Cells Physics and Chemistry of Conductive Polymers Solar Cells

Authors and affiliations

  • Holger┬áBorchert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCarl-von-Ossietzky University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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