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Carbon Nanotubes for Photovoltaics: From Lab to Industry

Wieland, Laura ; Li, Han ; Rust, Christian ; Chen, Jianhui ; Flavel, Benjamin S. (2024)
Carbon Nanotubes for Photovoltaics: From Lab to Industry.
In: Advanced Energy Materials, 2021, 11 (3)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00017806
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Carbon Nanotubes for Photovoltaics: From Lab to Industry
Language: English
Date: 12 February 2024
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2021
Place of primary publication: Weinheim
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Journal or Publication Title: Advanced Energy Materials
Volume of the journal: 11
Issue Number: 3
Collation: 18 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00017806
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

The use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in photovoltaics could have significant ramifications on the commercial solar cell market. Three interrelated research directions within the field are crucial to the ultimate success of this endeavor; 1) separation, purification, and enrichment of CNTs followed by 2) their integration into organic solar cells as a photosensitive element or 3) in silicon solar cells as a hole selective contact. All three subtopics have experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 years and certainly the performance of the silicon‐based cells is now rapidly approaching that of those on industrial production lines. With a view to these three research areas, the purpose of this Progress Report is to provide a brief overview of each field but more importantly to discuss the challenges and future directions that will allow CNT photovoltaics to move out of the research lab and into end user technology. These include efforts to upscale CNT purification, improvements in power conversion efficiency, increased light absorption, the identification of new material combinations, passivation strategies, and a better understanding of charge separation and energy transfer within these systems.

Uncontrolled Keywords: chirality, energy, silicon, solar cells, SWCNT
Identification Number: Artikel-ID: 2002880
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-178067
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This article also appears in: 10 Years of Advanced Energy Materials

Classification DDC: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 600 Technology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 660 Chemical engineering
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Fachgebiet Molekulare Nanostrukturen
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2024 13:48
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2024 13:48
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/17806
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