Study Findings from Center for Information Technology Broaden Understanding of Nanoparticles (A comprehensive review of the application of chalcogenide nanoparticles in polymer solar cells)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Research findings on Nanoparticles are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Campinas, Brazil, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In this review the use of solution-processed chalcogenide quantum dots (CdS, CdSe, PbS, etc.) in hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells is explored. Such devices are known as potential candidates for low-cost and efficient solar energy conversion, and compose the so-called third generation solar cells."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Center for Information Technology, "The incorporation of oxides and metal nanoparticles has also been successfully achieved in this new class of photovoltaic devices; however, we choose to explore here chalcogenide quantum dots in light of their particularly attractive optical and electronic properties. We address herein a comprehensive review of the historical background and state-of-the-art comprising the incorporation of such nanoparticles in polymer matrices."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Later strategies for surface chemistry manipulation, in situ synthesis of nanoparticles, use of continuous 3D nanoparticles network (aerogels) and ternary systems are also reviewed."
For more information on this research see: A comprehensive review of the application of chalcogenide nanoparticles in polymer solar cells. Nanoscale, 2014;6(12):6371-97. (Royal Society of Chemistry - www.rsc.org/; Nanoscale - pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/nr)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.N. Freitas, Center for Information Technology Renato Archer - CTI, Rodovia D Pedro I, Km 1436, 13069-901, Campinas, SP, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include A.S. Goncalves and A.F Nogueira.
Keywords for this news article include: Brazil, Campinas, Quantum Dots, South America, Nanotechnology, Quantum Physics, Emerging Technologies.
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