Solution processed solar cells

A study lead by J. Lowe and A. Malkov from Loughborough University investigates how kesterite solar cells can be formed via a new cheap and non-toxic solvent system. The associated paper just appeared in J. Mat. Chem. C: Solution processed CZTS solar cells using amine–thiol systems: understanding the dissolution process and device fabrication.

Quantum chemical computations were used to aid in the assignment of the structures produced and characterised via infrared multiple photon dissociation spectroscopy. An interactive model showing the relevant molecular vibrations can be found here.