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  • Adam Marinovic
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)4463-4468
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Journal publication date7 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2015


New hybrid materials consisting of ZnO nanorods sensitized with three different biomass-derived carbon quantum dots (CQDs) were synthesized, characterized, and used for the first time to build solid-state nanostructured solar cells. The performance of the devices was dependent on the functional groups found on the CQDs. The highest efficiency was obtained using a layer-by-layer coating of two different types of CQDs.

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