HBU Publishes a Paper on Antimony Selenide Solar Cells

in Nature Communications

 

       Recently, Dr. Li Zhiqiang from College of Physics Science and Technology and other young teachers , made breakthroughs in the research of antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) solar cells, setting a world record since there were related scientific reports by greatly improving the photovoltaic conversion efficiency of Sb2Se3-based solar cells to 9.2% (9.2%-efficient core-shell structured antimony selenide nanorod array solar cells). Main achievements were published on the international authoritative journal Nature Communications, which was the second paper published on this journal by our faculty as the primary author.

       Currently, photovoltaic power generation is one of the effective ways to solve energy crisis and to relieve pressure on the environment around the world. Thin film solar cells have a competitive edge over silicon solar cells in photovoltaic building integration and mobile power supply, thanks to their low production cost, excellent power generation in weak light and high temperature, light weight and flexibility. The V2-VI3 compound materials represented by antimony selenide, antimony sulfide, antimony sulfide selenide and the like show great potential and have achieved rapid development. The antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) was proved to be an excellent light-absorber material due to its attractive properties, such as a single phase structure, proper optical bandgap (1.1–1.3 eV), high light absorption coefficient, low toxicity, and high element abundance.

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Link to the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07903-6