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Principles of nano-dipole photovoltaics

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2 Author(s)
Shvydka, Diana ; Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toledo Medical School, OH 43614, USA ; Karpov, V.G.

We propose a principle of photovoltaics utilizing the built-in electric field generated by aligned nano-size dipoles in a semi-conductive host, either polymer or liquid, or amorphous, or polycrystalline. Such dipoles are readily found with the wurtzite CdS, CdSe and some other nanoparticles. We show that their generated field can be uniform and strong enough, ∼ 30 kV/cm to separate electron-hole pairs and run significant drift currents. Our suggested structure is not based p-n or Schottky junctions and can be tunable in a broad range of parameters.

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Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2008. PVSC '08. 33rd IEEE

Date of Conference:

11-16 May 2008