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GreenChalcoCell SIGNED

Green and sustainable chalcopyrite and kesterite nanocrystals for inorganic solar cells

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Project "GreenChalcoCell" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 171˙460 €
 EC max contribution 171˙460 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-07-11   to  2018-07-10


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 Project objective

'Development of new efficient solar cells (SCs) is one of the hottest topics of the modern material science and technology. Among the challenges evoked by the progress in SC technologies is the quest for new efficient visible-light-absorbers that can be produced from Earth-abundant materials by eco-friendly methods. The aim of the project is to develop strategies for mild and 'green' synthesis of ternary chalcopyrite ((Cu,Ag)InS(Se)2) and quaternary kesterite ((Cu,Ag)2ZnSn(S,Se)4) nanocrystals (NCs) as visible-light-sensitive active com¬ponents of the semiconductor NC-based solar cells. The principal idea is in realization of low-temperature (below 100 ºC) syntheses directly in polar solvents (water, dimethyl-sulfoxide, etc.) using non-volatile and low-toxic sulfur and selenium sources. Such syntheses will be realized in ambient conditions (no vacuum and inert atmosphere required) and on the gram-scale by using chalcogenide complexes of metals (Sn, In, Sb, etc.) as stabilizers imparting the NCs with the resistance to aggregation and ability to form self-assembled layers after the solvent evaporation. The synthetic protocols will be selected allowing for a precise control of the NC composition and size. The binary and ternary metal chalcogenide NCs will be tested as visible-light-sensitive components of prototype liquid-junction and solid-state SCs where the NCs will serve as spectral sensitizers of the wide-band-gap oxide AIIBVI-type photoanodes to enable photocurrent generation. For the NCs with the best photovoltaic properties synthetic protocols will be developed to produce concentrated colloidal 'inks' ready for use in scalable technologies of the SCs fabrication.'


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Alexandra Raevskaya, Vladimir Lesnyak, Danny Haubold, Volodymyr Dzhagan, Oleksandr Stroyuk, Nikolai Gaponik, Dietrich R. T. Zahn, Alexander Eychmüller
A Fine Size Selection of Brightly Luminescent Water-Soluble Ag–In–S and Ag–In–S/ZnS Quantum Dots
published pages: 9032-9042, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b00849
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121/16 2019-06-13
2018 Ye. Havryliuk, M. Ya. Valakh, V. Dzhagan, O. Greshchuk, V. Yukhymchuk, A. Raevskaya, O. Stroyuk, O. Selyshchev, N. Gaponik, D. R. T. Zahn
Raman characterization of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 nanocrystals: phonon confinement effect and formation of Cu x S phases
published pages: 30736-30746, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/c8ra05390a
RSC Advances 8/54 2019-06-13
2017 Oleksandr Stroyuk, Alexandra Raevskaya, Felix Spranger, Oleksandr Selyshchev, Volodymyr Dzhagan, Steffen Schulze, Dietrich R. T. Zahn, Alexander Eychmüller
Origin and Dynamics of Highly Efficient Broadband Photoluminescence of Aqueous Glutathione-Capped Size-Selected Ag–In–S Quantum Dots
published pages: 13648-13658, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00106
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122/25 2019-06-13
2018 Alexandra Raevskaya, Oksana Rozovik, Anastasiya Novikova, Oleksandr Selyshchev, Oleksandr Stroyuk, Volodymyr Dzhagan, Irina Goryacheva, Nikolai Gaponik, Dietrich R. T. Zahn, Alexander Eychmüller
Luminescence and photoelectrochemical properties of size-selected aqueous copper-doped Ag–In–S quantum dots
published pages: 7550-7557, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/c8ra00257f
RSC Advances 8/14 2019-06-13
2018 Oleksandr Stroyuk, Alexandra Raevskaya, Nikolai Gaponik, Oleksandr Selyshchev, Volodymyr Dzhagan, Steffen Schulze, Dietrich R. T. Zahn
Origin of the Broadband Photoluminescence of Pristine and Cu + /Ag + -Doped Ultrasmall CdS and CdSe/CdS Quantum Dots
published pages: 10267-10277, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02337
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122/18 2019-06-13
2017 A. E. Raevskaya, O. P. Rozovik, A. V. Kozytskiy, O. L. Stroyuk, N. Gaponik
Photoelectrochemical Properties of Nanoheterostructures Based on Titanium Dioxide and Ag-In-S Quantum Dots Produced by Size-Selective Precipitation
published pages: 251-258, ISSN: 0040-5760, DOI: 10.1007/s11237-017-9522-x
Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry 53/4 2019-06-13
2018 Oleksandr Stroyuk, Alexandra Raevskaya, Nikolai Gaponik
Solar light harvesting with multinary metal chalcogenide nanocrystals
published pages: 5354-5422, ISSN: 0306-0012, DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00029h
Chemical Society Reviews 47/14 2019-06-13
2017 A. E. Raevskaya, O. L. Stroyuk, S. Ya. Kuchmy
Nanoparticles of Ag-In-S and Cu-In-S in Aqueous Media: Preparation, Spectral and Luminescent Properties
published pages: 338-348, ISSN: 0040-5760, DOI: 10.1007/s11237-017-9533-7
Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry 53/5 2019-06-13
2018 Oleksandr Stroyuk, Alexandra Raevskaya, Oleksandr Selyshchev, Volodymyr Dzhagan, Nikolai Gaponik, Dietrich R. T. Zahn, Alexander Eychmüller
“Green” Aqueous Synthesis and Advanced Spectral Characterization of Size-Selected Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanocrystal Inks
published pages: 13677, ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32004-1
Scientific Reports 8/1 2019-06-13

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