Systematic optimization of quantum junction colloidal quantum dot solar cells

Huan Liu, David Zhitomirsky, Sjoerd Hoogland, Jiang Tang, Illan J. Kramer, Zhijun Ning, Edward H. Sargent*

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The recently reported quantum junction architecture represents a promising approach to building a rectifying photovoltaic device that employs colloidal quantum dot layers on each side of the p-n junction. Here, we report an optimized quantum junction solar cell that leverages an improved aluminum zinc oxide electrode for a stable contact to the n-side of the quantum junction and silver doping of the p-layer that greatly enhances the photocurrent by expanding the depletion region in the n-side of the device. These improvements result in greater stability and a power conversion efficiency of 6.1 under AM1.5 simulated solar illumination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151112
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 8 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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