Hybrid Solar Cells based on Organic Polymers and Inorganic Nanoparticles

Project Type: 
Sponsored Project
Project Name: 
Hybrid Solar Cells based on Organic Polymers and Inorganic Nano particles
Objective/Description: 
<ul> <li> <pre> <span><span>To synthesize highly pure, crystalline CdS and CdInS 2 nanoparticles with different morphologies and photoconductivity together with desired band gap. <span><span> Especially, the main focus would be to tune the nanoparticles band-gap so as to exploit the solar energy spectrum.</span></span></span></span></pre> </li> <li> <pre> <span><span>To disperse effectively the above photoactive inorganic semiconducting nanoparticles in suitable organic polymers viz. P3HT, MDMO: PPV, P3OT etc. with different aspect ratio to achieve efficient connectivity/percolation.</span></span></pre> </li> </ul> <pre> </pre> <ul> <li> <pre> <span><span>To develop hybrid solar cells of size 3 mm x 3 mm using using the above materials so as to achieve efficiency ranging from 3 to 5%.</span></span></pre> </li> </ul>
Sponsored by: 
DeitY
Project Cost: 
100 Lakhs
Project Location: 
Pune Laboratory
Project Status: 
Completed