Screening-Engineered Field-Effect Solar Cells

Regan W., Byrnes S., Gannett W., Ergen O. , Vazquez-Mena O., Wang F., ...More

NANO LETTERS, vol.12, no.8, pp.4300-4304, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/nl3020022
  • Title of Journal : NANO LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.4300-4304


Photovoltaics (PV) are a promising source of clean renewable energy, but current technologies face a cost-to-efficiency trade-off that has slowed widespread implementation.(1,2) We have developed a PV architecture screening-engineered field-effect photovoltaics (SFPV) that in principle enables fabrication of low-cost, high efficiency PV from virtually any semiconductor, including the promising but hard-to-dope metal oxides, sulfides, and phosphides.(3) Prototype SFPV devices have been constructed and are found to operate successfully in accord with model predictions.