Commentary Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 2 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/Nanotechnol.2.024

Colorful Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites Brighten up Silicon Solar Cells

  • 1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 3E4, Canada
  • 2Henan Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Materials, School of Physics, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, 453007, China
  • 3Department of Physics, Center for Optoelectronics Engineering Research, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650091, PR China
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Corresponding Author

Zheng-Hong Lu, zhenghong.lu@utoronto.ca

Received Date: September 06, 2021

Accepted Date: October 11, 2021


Multi-functional films with tunable electrical and optical properties are key to developing efficient and visually attractive silicon solar panels. Yet, a single-component material has not been able to address the challenge. Researchers now have found a means to blend multiple polymers and inorganic components in nanocomposite films. The optical and electrical properties of the nanocomposite films can be easily tailored to meet the requirement of rendering silicon solar cells of any designer color whilst maintaining efficient power conversion efficiencies. Cells with vivid colors offer the promise of the otherwise dull silicon solar panels as decorative structural materials.


Silicon, Solar Cells, Dielectric films, Colorful, Polymers, Nanocomposites.

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