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Author Dalal, Paresh V. ♦ Deshpande, Milind P. ♦ Solanki, Bharat G. ♦ Soni, Saurabh S.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ CADMIUM SULFIDES ♦ CONCENTRATION RATIO ♦ CURRENT DENSITY ♦ DIP COATING ♦ DOPED MATERIALS ♦ ELECTRON BEAM INJECTION ♦ ENERGY CONVERSION ♦ ENERGY EFFICIENCY ♦ FLUORINE ♦ GLASS ♦ LAYERS ♦ NANOSTRUCTURES ♦ PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT ♦ SOLAR CELLS ♦ SUBSTRATES ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ TIN OXIDES ♦ ZINC OXIDES
Abstract Simple chemical deposition method for the synthesis of ZnO/CdS bilayer photoelectrode on fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) coated glass substrate in aqueous medium at low temperature (< 373K) is described. The different preparative parameters such as deposition time, bath temperature, concentration of precursor solution and, pH of the bath etc. were optimized. Nanograined ZnO was deposited on FTO coated glass substrates by dip-coating method, whereas CdS nanorods were successfully synthesized on pre-deposited ZnO film by Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD) method. The Photovoltaic properties of FTO/ZnO/CdS bilayer photo electrodes were also studied. A maximum short circuit current density of 9.1 mA cm-2 and conversion efficiency 1.05% are observed for ZnO/CdS-10min. Layer, which supports fast electron injection kinetics due to hetero structured nanorod, while minimum values of 0.53mA cm-2 and 0.01% respectively are observed for only ZnO deposited layer.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-05-06
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1728
Issue Number 1


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