Optical Fiber/Nanowire Hybrid Structures for Efficient Three-Dimensional Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Benjamin Weintraub, Yaguang Wei, Zhong Lin Wang

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Abstract

Wired up: The energy conversion efficiency of three-dimensional dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) in a hybrid structure that integrates optical fibers and nanowire arrays is greater than that of a two-dimensional device. Internal axial illumination enhances the energy conversion efficiency of a rectangular fiber-based hybrid structure (see picture) by a factor of up to six compared to light illumination normal to the fiber axis from outside the device.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9143-9147
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Volume121
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2009
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): CMMI 0403671, DMS0706436
Acknowledgements: Research supported by DARPA (Army/AMCOM/REDSTONE AR, W31P4Q-08-1-0009), BES DOE (DE-FG02-07ER46394), Air Force Office (FA9550-08-1-0446), DARPA/ARO W911NF-08-1-0249, KAUST Global Research Partnership, NSF (DMS0706436, CMMI 0403671). B.W. thanks IPST at Georgia Tech for fellowship support. The authors thank Prof. Yulin Deng, Chen Xu, Zhou Li, and Dr. Rusen Yang for discussions and technical assistance.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

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