Solar cells based on hot carriers and quantum dots

Santosh Shrestha, Gavin Conibeer, Shujuan Huang

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In this chapter, two promising solar cell technologies are presented-namely, hot carrier solar cells and solution-processable, quantum dot solar cells. These technologies have the potential to reduce the per-watt generation cost of electricity. Hot carrier solar cells can achieve this, as they have very high efficiency and promote the use of thin-film technologies. On the other hand, the material and fabrication costs of solution-processable, quantum dot solar cells are very low. This discussion gives an overview of these technologies and the development in these fields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced nanomaterials for solar cells and light-emitting diodes
EditorsFeng Gao
Place of PublicationAmsterdam; Oxford, UK; Cambridge, US
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9780128136485
ISBN (Print)9780128136478
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMicro and Nano Technologies


  • Colloidal quantum dot
  • Energy-selective contacts
  • Hot carrier
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar cells


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