Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers - Development of low-cost quantum dot photovoltaics with silicon inks

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Outline

We have developed a novel plasma synthesis method of silicon nanocrystals where crystal size is tuned from several nm to 10 nm. In this project, we further develop silicon inks using these materials and develop silicon quantum dot photovoltaics. First of all, quantum size effect of silicon nanocrystals is potentially improves energy conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by absorbing wide range of solar spectrum. Second, silicon ink dramatically reduces production cost of photovoltaic devices because high-temperature and high-vacuum processes are eliminated with silicon inks and inexpensive printable electronic technology is readily combined.

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Invited lucture
Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes : a review
Nano S&T, China, 23-25 Octorber, 2011.
Invited lucture
Plasma synthesis of size-tunable silicon nanocrystals towards next generation photovoltaics
The 8th Asian-European Int Conf on Plasma Surface Engineering, Dalian, China, 18-21 September 2011.
Special issue
The Special Cluster Issue on "Non-thermal Plasma Assisted Fuel Conversion for Green Chemistry" has been released in J Phys D: Appl Phys., 44(23), 2011
All articles in this issue are FREE to download until 30th September (9/30) 2011.
Invited lucture
次世代太陽電池の早期実現に向けたシリコンインクの開発,第24回プラズマ材料科学シンポジウム,
大阪大学,2011年7月19-20日.
Invitd Lecture
Silicon inks towards next generation phtovoltaics, Invited lecture at Advanced Nanotechnology Center, Tianjin University, 30 June 2011.
2011.Feb.10
This project "Development of low-cost quantum dot photovoltaics with silicon inks" was accepted.
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