Efficient Generation of Multiple Electron-Hole Pairs in Carbon Nanotubes

March Meeting 2010

Highly energetic charge carriers (electrons and holes) in a carbon nanotube device


Nathaniel Gabor
Paul McEuen

Physics Department
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Zhaohui Zhong
Electrical Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ken Bosnick
National Research Council Of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada

Jiwoong Park
Chemistry Department
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Efficient Generation of Multiple Electron-Hole Pairs in Carbon Nanotubes

Highly energetic charge carriers (electrons and holes) in a carbon nanotube device generate multiple additional charge carriers, leading to an increased photovoltaic efficiency.

References

Nathaniel M. Gabor, Zhaohui Zhong, Ken Bosnick, Jiwoong Park, and Paul McEuen, Science, 325, 1367 (2009).

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