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Opportunities from Doping of Non-Critical Metal Oxides in Last Generation Light-Conversion Devices

Gatti, Teresa; Lamberti, Francesco; Mazzaro, Raffaello; Kriegel, Ilka; Schlettwein, Derck; Enrichi, Francesco; Lago, Nicolò; Di Maria, Eleonora; Meneghesso, Gaudenzio; Vomiero, Alberto; Gross, Silvia 1
1 Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The need to develop sustainable energy solutions is an urgent requirement for society, with the additional requirement to limit dependence on critical raw materials, within a virtuous circular economy model. In this framework, it is essential to identify new avenues for light-conversion into clean energy and fuels exploiting largely available materials and green production methods. Metal oxide semiconductors (MOSs) emerge among other species for their remarkable environmental stability, chemical tunability, and optoelectronic properties. MOSs are often key constituents in next generation energy devices, mainly in the role of charge selective layers. Their use as light harvesters is hitherto rather limited, but progressively emerging. One of the key strategies to boost their properties involves doping, that can improve charge mobility, light absorption and tune band structures to maximize charge separation at heterojunctions. In this review, effective methods to dope MOSs and to exploit the derived benefits in relation to performance enhancement in different types of devices are identified and critically compared. The work is focused specifically on the best opportunities coming from the use of non-critical raw materials, so as to contribute in defining an economically feasible roadmap for light conversion technologies based on these highly stable and widely available compounds.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000135845
Veröffentlicht am 27.07.2021
DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202101041
Zitationen: 12
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 19.08.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1614-6832, 1614-6840
KITopen-ID: 1000135845
Erschienen in Advanced Energy Materials
Verlag Wiley-VCH Verlag
Band 11
Heft 31
Seiten Art. Nr.: 2101041
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 02.07.2021
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