High-performance nanostructured inorganicâ-organic heterojunction solar cells

Jeong Ah Chang, Jae Hui Rhee, Sang Hyuk Im, Yong Hui Lee, Hi Jung Kim, Sang Il Seok, Md K. Nazeeruddin, Michael Gratzel

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We report all solid-state nanostructured inorganic-'organic heterojunction solar cells fabricated by depositing Sb2S3 and poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) on the surface of a mesoporous TiO2 layer, where Sb2S3 acts as an absorbing semiconductor and P3HT acts as both a hole conductor and light absorber. These inorganic-organic light harvesters perform remarkably well with a maximum incident-photon-to- current efficiency (IPCE) of 80% and power conversion efficiency of 5.13% under air-mass 1.5 global (AM 1.5G) illumination with the intensity of 100 mW cm -2. These devices are highly stable under room light in air, even without encapsulation. The present findings offer novel directions for achieving high-efficiency solid-state solar cells by hybridization of inorganic-organic light harvesters and hole transporters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2609-2612
Number of pages4
JournalNano Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 14
Externally publishedYes


  • Inorganic-organic heterojunction
  • P3HT
  • SbS
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Chang, J. A., Rhee, J. H., Im, S. H., Lee, Y. H., Kim, H. J., Seok, S. I., Nazeeruddin, M. K., & Gratzel, M. (2010). High-performance nanostructured inorganicâ-organic heterojunction solar cells. Nano Letters, 10(7), 2609-2612. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl101322h