The synthesis of metal sulfide nanocrystals is a crucial step in the fabrication of quantum dot (QD) photovoltaics. Control over the QD size during synthesis allows for precise tuning of their optical and electronic properties, making them an appealing choice for electronic applications. This flexibility has led to the implementation of QDs in both highly-efficient single junction solar cells and other optoelectronic devices including photodetectors and transistors. Most commonly, metal sulfide QDs are synthesized using the hot-injection method utilizing a toxic, and air- and moisture-sensitive sulfur source: bis(trimethylsilyl) sulfide ((TMS)2S). Here, bis(stearoyl) sulfide (St2S) is presented as a new type of air-stable sulfur precursor for the synthesis of sulfide-based QDs, which yields uniform, pure, and stable nanocrystals. Photovoltaic devices based on these QDs are equally efficient as those fabricated by (TMS)2S but exhibit enhanced operational stability. These results highlight that St2S can be widely adopted for the synthesis of metal sulfide QDs for a range of optoelectronic applications.
|Fachzeitschrift||Advanced energy materials|
|Publikationsstatus||Veröffentlicht - 25 Mai 2023|
Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
- colloidal nanocrystals, photovoltaics, quantum dots, stability, Stability, Quantum dots, Colloidal nanocrystals, Photovoltaics