Development of longwave IR colloidal quantum dot solar cell and Development of high throughput characterization methods for solution processed IR colloidal quantum dot solar cells
The potential candidates will help QD solar develop a nano-technology based solar cell using Colloidal Quantum Dots. The research will be focus on the Infrared (IR) portion of the suns energy spectrum where standard silicon solar cells are not effective at converting solar energy into electrical energy. More specifically this project will target longwave IR and when combined with QD Solars focus on shorter wavelength IR, will create a more complete offering to the marketplace. In addition, a second part of this project will provide a repeatable and automatable way to electrically and optically measure/characterize the IR quantum dots.