Monolayer Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Efficient Energy Conversion

Project: Research project

Project Details


This NU-Argonne ISEN collaboration will explore quantum confinement in the emerging class of single-crystal atomic-layer semiconductors. Quantum confinement in three-dimensional semiconductor crystals has improved energy conservation efficiency in nanocrystal quantum dot solar cells; translating this approach to two dimensional (2D) material can offer similar absorption enhancement with higher energy absorption density while simultaneously reaching a fundamental atomic lower limit of parasitic charge transport length in thin-films. This achievement will leverage the new physics of monolayer materials for increased solar energy conversion efficiency and possibly lower cost, lightweight, and deployable photovoltaics.
Effective start/end date9/1/148/31/17


  • UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (Award Letter 8/14/14)
  • Department of Energy (Award Letter 8/14/14)


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