Efficient photovoltaic conversion of graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid films grown from solid precursors

Xin Gan, Ruitao Lv, Junfei Bai, Zexia Zhang, Jinquan Wei, Zheng Hong Huang, Hongwei Zhu, Feiyu Kang, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado

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Abstract

Large-area (e.g. centimeter size) graphene sheets are usually synthesized via pyrolysis of gaseous carbon precursors (e.g. methane) on metal substrates like Cu using chemical vapor deposition (CVD), but the presence of grain boundaries and the residual polymers during transfer deteriorates significantly the properties of theCVDgraphene. If carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be covalently bonded to graphene, the hybrid system could possess excellent electrical conductivity, transparency and mechanical strength. In this work, conducting and transparentCNT-graphene hybrid films were synthesized by a facile solid precursor pyrolysis method. Furthermore, the synthesizedCNT-graphene hybrid films display enhanced photovoltaic conversion efficiency when compared to devices based on CNTmembranes or graphene sheets. Upon chemical doping, the graphene-CNT/Si solar cells reveal power conversion efficiencies up to 8.50%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034003
Journal2D Materials
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2015

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Gan, Xin ; Lv, Ruitao ; Bai, Junfei ; Zhang, Zexia ; Wei, Jinquan ; Huang, Zheng Hong ; Zhu, Hongwei ; Kang, Feiyu ; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio. / Efficient photovoltaic conversion of graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid films grown from solid precursors. In: 2D Materials. 2015 ; Vol. 2, No. 3.
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