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Advances in nanostructured thin film materials for solar cell applications

Ali, N. and Hussain, A. and Ahmed, R. and Wang, M. K. and Zhao, C. and Haq, B. U. and Fu, Y. Q. (2016) Advances in nanostructured thin film materials for solar cell applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 59 . pp. 726-737.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.268


This paper reviews recent advances in photovoltaic devices based on nanostructured materials and film designs, focusing on cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS), dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and perovskite solar cells. The current major challenges associated with the development of thin film solar cells are the reduction in manufacturing cost and increase in efficiency and performance. The CdTe and CZTS films have been investigated extensively due to its cheap and abundant elemental constituents and better physical properties. Solar cells based on the nanostructured technology including the DSSCs have also made wide impact into the solar cell industry in terms of manufacturing cost and improved efficiency. Perovskite solar cells have received significant interest recently due to its potential high efficiency.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:68754
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:06 Nov 2017 05:26
Last Modified:20 Nov 2017 08:52

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