Near-Infrared Quantum Cutting Nanophosphors for Solar Cells
An efficient near-infrared (NIR) quantum cutting (QC) nanophospors with Ce3+, Yb3+ codoped in CaF2 had been synthesized by hydrothermal method and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscopy, photoluminescence spectra and decay dynamics. The nanoparticles were uniform and monodisperse. Under the excitation of 5d level of Ce3+, an intense NIR emission at 900-1050nm was observed which match to the energy of Si band gap of Si - based solar cells. In the Ce3+, Yb3+ codoped CaF2, the lifetime of Ce3+ decreases Superscript textand the quantum efficiency (QE) increases with increasing Yb3+ concentration.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
S. W. Li "Near-Infrared Quantum Cutting Nanophosphors for Solar Cells", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 366, pp. 173-176, 2012