Cu2ZnSnS4 nanocrystals and graphene quantum dots for photovoltaics

Jun Wang, Xukai Xin, Zhiqun Lin

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Semiconductor quantum dots exhibit great potential for applications in next generation high efficiency, low cost solar cells because of their unique optoelectronic properties. Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanocrystals and graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have recently received much attention as building blocks for use in solar energy conversion due to their outstanding properties and advantageous characteristics, including high optical absorptivity, tunable bandgap, and earth abundant chemical composition. In this Feature Article, recent advances in the synthesis and utilization of CZTS nanocrystals and colloidal GQDs for photovoltaics are highlighted, followed by an outlook on the future research efforts in these areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3040-3048
Number of pages9
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2011


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