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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Apr 2015|
- carbon dots
- hydrothermal carbonization
- solar cells
- sustainable chemistry