Hybrid solar cells using PbS nanoparticles

Serap Günes, Karolina P. Fritz, Helmut Neugebauer, Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci, Sandeep Kumar, Gregory D. Scholes

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Solution-processed bilayer heterojunction hybrid solar cells have been fabricated using size-quantized PbS nanoparticles and poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT). PbS was used as an electron-transporting layer whereas P3HT was used for hole transport. A photovoltaic device consisting of PbS and P3HT exhibited 3% incident photon to current efficiencies (IPCE) under 550-nm monochromatic irradiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-423
Number of pages4
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 6 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


  • Hybrid solar cells
  • Inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals
  • PbS nanocrystals


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