Silicon Nanocrystal-Based Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells



Comparing to bulk silicon, silicon nanocrystals (Si NCs) possess particularly interesting properties and have further broadened applications in optics, microelectronics, photovoltaics, and other fields. In this chapter, novel fabrication process of Si NCs by using a plasma will be introduced firstly; next, some basic properties of resulted Si NCs, such as crystallinity, optical, and electrical properties, have been studied extensively; then, its application in organic/inorganic hybrid solar cells has been explored; structure design, device fabrication, and performance characterization of Si NC-based organic/inorganic hybrid solar cells have been described finally. In addition, effects of Si NCs on device performance are also discussed extensively.



The authors would thank all contributors to the publication, who have been important for this work. This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61504069), the 111 Project of China (B16027), and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (b) of Japan (No. 26289045).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nankai University, College of Electronic Information and Optical EngineeringNankaiChina
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Sciences and EngineeringTokyoJapan

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