We are pleased to announce that our paper, entitled “CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot (QD) Sensitized Solar Cell Utilizing a Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Photoanode on a Stainless Steel Substrate”, has been published in Int. J. Electrochem. Sci.

CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot (QD) Sensitized Solar Cell Utilizing a Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Photoanode on a Stainless Steel Substrate,
Junthorn Udorn, Shengwen Hou, Chaoyang Li, Akimitsu Hatta, and Hiroshi Furuta,
International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 12 (2017)3814-3825.
doi: 10.20964/2017.05.64

This paper reports the first QDSSCs with photoanodes of MWCNTs on a metal substrate. It was found that the PCE for such QDSSCs on stainless steel substrates was three times higher than those on a low-resistivity (0.15 Ω∙cm), doped silicon substrate. Although the efficiency is currently low compared with that of high-performance DSSCs or QDSSCs, the successful incorporation of QDs with a CNT forest on a conductive substrate as a photoanode for solar cells has been demonstrated for the first time.

Hiroshi Furuta
Apr. 2017