Coaxial silicon nanowires as solar cells and nanoelectronic power sources

  title={Coaxial silicon nanowires as solar cells and nanoelectronic power sources},
  author={B. Tian and X. Zheng and Thomas J Kempa and Ying Fang and N. Yu and Guihua Yu and Jinlin Huang and C. Lieber},
Solar cells are attractive candidates for clean and renewable power; with miniaturization, they might also serve as integrated power sources for nanoelectronic systems. The use of nanostructures or nanostructured materials represents a general approach to reduce both cost and size and to improve efficiency in photovoltaics. Nanoparticles, nanorods and nanowires have been used to improve charge collection efficiency in polymer-blend and dye-sensitized solar cells, to demonstrate carrier… Expand
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