Nanoscale strategies for light harvesting

Kundu, Simanta ; Patra, Amitava (2017) Nanoscale strategies for light harvesting Chemical Reviews, 117 (2). pp. 712-757. ISSN 0009-2665

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Recent advances and the current status of challenging light-harvesting nanomaterials, such as semiconducting quantum dots (QDs), metal nanoparticles, semiconductor–metal heterostructures, π-conjugated semiconductor nanoparticles, organic–inorganic heterostructures, and porphyrin-based nanostructures, have been highlighted in this review. The significance of size-, shape-, and composition-dependent exciton decay dynamics and photoinduced energy transfer of QDs is addressed. A fundamental knowledge of these photophysical processes is crucial for the development of efficient light-harvesting systems, like photocatalytic and photovoltaic ones. Again, we have pointed out the impact of the metal-nanoparticle-based surface energy transfer process for developing light-harvesting systems. On the other hand, metal–semiconductor hybrid nanostructures are found to be very promising for photonic applications due to their exciton–plasmon interactions. Potential light-harvesting systems based on dye-doped π-conjugated semiconductor polymer nanoparticles and self-assembled structures of π-conjugated polymer are highlighted. We also discuss the significance of porphyrin-based nanostructures for potential light-harvesting systems. Finally, the future perspective of this research field is given.

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