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Quantum dot solar cells

The surface plays a core role

Mastering the impact of surface chemistry on the electronic properties and stability of colloidal quantum dots enables the realization of architectures with enhanced photovoltaic performance and air stability.

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Figure 1: Schematic illustration of dipoles (blue arrows) on two length scales contributing to the electronic structure of a quantum-dot solar-cell junction.



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Milliron, D. The surface plays a core role. Nature Mater 13, 772–773 (2014).

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