Photocurrent induced by nonradiative energy transfer from nanocrystal quantum dots to adjacent silicon nanowire conducting channels: Toward a new solar cell paradigm

  • Lu S
  • Lingley Z
  • Asano T
 et al. 
  • 107


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 64


    Citations of this article.


We report the observation of photocurrent in silicon nanowires induced by nonradiative resonant energy transfer (NRET) from adjacent layers of lead sulfide nanocrystal quantum dots using time-resolved photocurrent measurements. This demonstration supports the feasibility of a new solar cell paradigm (Lu, S.; Madhukar, A. Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 3443-3451) that exploits NRET between efficient photon absorbers and adjacent nanowire/quantum well high-mobility charge transport channels and could offer a viable alternative to the limitations of carrier transport and collection faced by excitonic solar cells.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Siyuan Lu

  • Zachary Lingley

  • Tetsuya Asano

  • Daniel Harris

  • Tymon Barwicz

  • Supratik Guha

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free