Research Advances on 2D Mxenes for Photovoltaic Applications

Authors

  • Opeyemi Akanbi Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, 210214, NIGERIA
  • Gbemi Abass Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, 210098, CHINA
  • Akinsanmi Ige Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, 210214, NIGERIA
  • Daniel Nyatse Department of Chemical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 810106, NIGERIA
  • Hakeem Oyeshola Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, 210214, NIGERIA
  • Haruna Abba Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse, 720102, NIGERIA
  • Olusegun Felix Department of Chemical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 220282, NIGERIA
  • Kehinde Oni Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, 362103, NIGERIA
  • Alabi Ayotunde Department of Chemical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 220282, NIGERIA
  • Joshua Ajao Department of Chemical Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, 210214, NIGERIA
  • Hammed Akinade Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, 210214, NIGERIA
  • Abiodun Oladejo Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, 210214, NIGERIA
  • Olusola Akinrinola Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, 210214, NIGERIA

Keywords:

Two-dimensional (2D) material, MXene, solar energy, nanomaterials, titanium carbide

Abstract

MXene, a two-dimensional nanomaterial, has an impressive range of properties that make it a perfect choice for a variety of applications, including energy systems, high-tech sensors, optics, medical devices, and electromagnetic interference shielding. Its high carrier mobility, metallic electrical conductivity, superior transparency, excellent mechanical characteristics, and tunable work function have drawn much attention. This review examines the utilization of MXene in solar technology, highlighting its potential as an electrode, charge carrier, and additive in quantum dot-sensitized, perovskite, silicon wafer-based, and organic solar cells. Additionally, a summary table is provided that briefly outlines the different methods of synthesizing MXene and their respective etching chemicals and precursors. This review’s latter part looks at the challenges associated with MXene and offers potential solutions and prospects.

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Published

28-06-2023

How to Cite

Akanbi, O., Abass, G., Ige, A., Nyatse, D., Oyeshola, H., Abba, H., Felix, O., Oni, K., Ayotunde, A., Ajao, J., Akinade, H., Oladejo, A., & Akinrinola, O. (2023). Research Advances on 2D Mxenes for Photovoltaic Applications. Journal of Advanced Mechanical Engineering Applications, 4(1), 37–48. Retrieved from https://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jamea/article/view/13259

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