The use of Förster resonant energy transfer (FRET) has recently shown promise for significant improvement in various aspects of photoelectrochemical cells. Considering the particular case of semiconductor quantum dot donors, we show that they can enable broadening of the spectral response and increased optical density of the cell, thus increasing the current while potentially decreasing the electrode thickness. Moreover, the use of FRET and the separation of optical and electrical function within the cell provide flexibility in the choice of materials for both the antenna and sensitizer, opening new paths for performance optimization and achievement of long-term cell stability.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry