Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Self-Assembled Clays Nanocomposites for Roll to Roll Fabrication in Photovoltaics.

Conference Proceeding


  • AbstractWe have been developing a new approach to layered hybrid (inorganic/organic) photovoltaic materials for fabrication by Roll-to-Roll (R2R) manufacturing. In this report, we combine the low cost and processability of organic electrically conducting polymers with the efficiency of dye sensitized titanium dioxide, semi-conductor quantum dots (CdSe) self-assembled on layered clay materials (Laponite) onto indium tin oxide coated flexible substrate polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrates. We have shown electron transfer, guest-guest and host-guest interactions, charge separation, spectral line broadening, and quenching of fluorescence signals which indicate electronic coupling of the dye [Ru(bpy)3]2+ on a CdSe nanocrystal and titanium dioxide nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy demonstrate successful nanoparticle formation and thin film self-assembly, as well as surface morphology and polymer thickness.
  • Authors

  • Jones, Wayne
  • Kariuki, Peter N
  • Gendron, Jessica
  • Madhl, Christopher M
  • Chiguma, Jasper
  • Hagerman, Michael E
  • Borgesen, Peter
  • Jr, Jones Wayne E
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • 2010
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 1196-c06-22
  • Volume

  • 1196