Editor’s choice: nanostructured polymer and dye-sensitized solar cells

Zhiqun LinNanoscale Nanoscale Advisory Board Member Prof. Zhiqun Lin is an expert in nanostructured polymer solar cells and dye-sensitized solar cells, and has selected some of his favorite articles recently published in these fields in Nanoscale.

 

Read our Editor’s choice selection today:

Reviews:

Confocal ultrafast pump–probe spectroscopy: a new technique to explore nanoscale composites
Tersilla Virgili , Giulia Grancini , Egle Molotokaite , Inma Suarez-Lopez , Sai Kiran Rajendran , Andrea Liscio , Vincenzo Palermo , Guglielmo Lanzani , Dario Polli and Giulio Cerullo
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11896C

Conjugated polymers/semiconductor nanocrystals hybrid materials preparation, electrical transport properties and applications
Peter Reiss , Elsa Couderc , Julia De Girolamo and Adam Pron
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00403K

Recent advances in hybrids of carbon nanotube network films and nanomaterials for their potential applications as transparent conducting films
Seung Bo Yang , Byung-Seon Kong , Dae-Hwan Jung , Youn-Kyoung Baek , Chang-Soo Han , Sang-Keun Oh and Hee-Tae Jung
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00855A

Semiconductor nanostructure-based photovoltaic solar cells
Genqiang Zhang , Scott Finefrock , Daxin Liang , Gautam G. Yadav , Haoran Yang , Haiyu Fang and Yue Wu
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10152H

Atomic layer deposition for nanofabrication and interface engineering
Monan Liu, Xianglin Li, Siva Krishna Karuturi, Alfred Iing Yoong Tok and Hong Jin Fan
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11875K

Oxide nanowires for solar cell applications
Qifeng Zhang, Supan Yodyingyong, Junting Xi, Daniel Myers and Guozhong Cao
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11595F

Nanoengineering and interfacial engineering of photovoltaics by atomic layer deposition
Jonathan R. Bakke, Katie L. Pickrahn, Thomas P. Brennan and Stacey F. Bent
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10349K

TiO2 nanotubes and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells
Poulomi Roy, Doohun Kim, Kiyoung Lee, Erdmann Spiecker and Patrik Schmuki
DOI: 10.1039/B9NR00131J

Oxide nanowire networks and their electronic and optoelectronic characteristics
Nripan Mathews, Binni Varghese, Cheng Sun, Velmurugan Thavasi, Björn P. Andreasson, Chornghaur H. Sow , Seeram Ramakrishna and Subodh G. Mhaisalkar
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00285B

Original research:

Efficient Light Trapping in Inverted Polymer Solar Cells by Randomly Nanostructured Electrode Using Monodispersed Polymer Nanoparticles
Bumjoon Kim , Dongjin Kang , Hyunbum Kang , Changsoon Cho , Kihyun Kim , Seonju Jeong and Jung-Yong Lee
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR33160H

Solution-processed, nanostructured hybrid solar cells with broad spectral sensitivity and stability
Renjia Zhou , Ying Zheng , Lei Qian , Yixing Yang , Paul H. Holloway and Jiangeng Xue
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30210A

Light concentration and redistribution in polymer solar cells by plasmonic nanoparticles
Jinfeng Zhu , Mei Xue , Ryan Hoekstra , Faxian Xiu , Baoqing Zeng and Kang L. Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11920J

Charge photogeneration in hybrid solar cells: A comparison between quantum dots and in situ grown CdS
Luke X. Reynolds , Thierry Lutz , Simon Dowland , Andrew MacLachlan , Simon King and Saif A. Haque
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR12081J

Exciton diffusion and charge transfer dynamics in nano phase-separated P3HT/PCBM blend films
Hai Wang , Hai-Yu Wang , Bing-Rong Gao , Lei Wang , Zhi-Yong Yang , Xiao-Bo Du , Qi-Dai Chen , Jun-Feng Song and Hong-Bo Sun
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR01002B

Annealing effects on the photovoltaic performance of all-conjugated poly(3-alkylthiophene) diblock copolymer-based bulk heterojunction solar cells
Ming He , Wei Han , Jing Ge , Weijie Yu , Yuliang Yang , Feng Qiu and Zhiqun Lin
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10293A

Synergistic effect of surface plasmon resonance and constructed hierarchical TiO2 spheres for dye-sensitized solar cells
Yumin Liu, Haowei Zhai, Feng Guo, Niu Huang, Weiwei Sun, Chenghao Bu, Tao Peng, Jikang Yuan and Xingzhong Zhao
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31954C

Large-scale synthesis of Cu2SnS3 and Cu1.8S hierarchical microspheres as efficient counter electrode materials for quantum dot sensitized solar cells
Jun Xu, Xia Yang, Tai-Lun Wong and Chun-Sing Lee
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31724A

Densely aligned rutile TiO2 nanorod arrays with high surface area for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells
Miaoqiang Lv, Dajiang Zheng, Meidan Ye, Lan Sun, Jing Xiao, Wenxi Guo and Changjian Lin
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31431B

Highly efficient and completely flexible fiber-shaped dye-sensitized solar cell based on TiO2 nanotube array
Zhibin Lv, Jiefeng Yu, Hongwei Wu, Jian Shang, Dan Wang, Shaocong Hou, Yongping Fu, Kai Wu and Dechun Zou
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11532H

Dye-sensitized solar cells based on a nanoparticle/nanotube bilayer structure and their equivalent circuit analysis
Xukai Xin, Jun Wang, Wei Han, Meidan Ye and Zhiqun Lin
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11617K

Graphene supported nickel nanoparticle as a viable replacement for platinum in dye sensitized solar cells
Reeti Bajpai, Soumyendu Roy, Neha kulshrestha, Javad Rafiee, Nikhil Koratkar and D. S. Misra
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11127F

Nanostructure control of graphene-composited TiO2 by a one-step solvothermal approach for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells
Ziming He, Guanhong Guai, Jing Liu, Chunxian Guo, Joachim Say Chye Loo, Chang Ming Li and Timothy Thatt Yang Tan
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11300C

Preparation of TiO2 nanowires/nanotubes using polycarbonate membranes and their uses in dye-sensitized solar cells
Dong Kyu Roh, Rajkumar Patel, Sung Hoon Ahn, Dong Jun Kim and Jong Hak Kim
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10525F

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