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: 
  • To synthesize highly pure, crystalline CdS and CdInS 2 nanoparticles with

    different morphologies and photoconductivity together with desired band gap.

    Especially, the main focus would be to tune the nanoparticles band-gap so as to

    exploit the solar energy spectrum.

  • 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.

  • 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%.

Sponsored by: 
DeitY
Project Cost: 
100 Lakhs
Project Start: 
05/07/2016
Project End: 
23/05/2013
Project Extended: 
05/07/2016
ProjectHead: 
Project Location: 
Pune Laboratory
Project Status: 
Completed