Abstract

The PbS quantum dot is an emerging photovoltaic material, which may provide high efficiency breakthroughs. The most crucial element for the high efficiency solar cells's development is to understand charge transport characteristics of PbS quantum dot solids, which are also important in planning strategic research. We have investigated charge transport characteristics of PbS quantum dot solids thin films using space charge limited conduction analysis and assessed thickness dependent photovoltaic performances. The extracted carrier drift mobility was <TEX>$low-10^{-2}cm^2/Vs$</TEX> with the estimated diffusion length about 50 nm. These and recently reported values were compared with those from a commercial photovoltaic material, and we present an essential element in further development of PbS quantum dot solids materials.

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