Thumbnail
Access Restriction
Open

Author Rokade, A. V. ♦ Rondiya, S. R. ♦ Jadhavar, A. A. ♦ Pandharkar, S. M. ♦ Karpe, S. D. ♦ Diwate, K. D. ♦ Jadkar, S. R.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ♦ CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ COPPER OXIDES ♦ ELECTROCHEMISTRY ♦ ELECTRODEPOSITION ♦ GLASS ♦ HETEROJUNCTIONS ♦ IRRADIATION ♦ NANOPARTICLES ♦ NANOSTRUCTURES ♦ PHOTOCATALYSIS ♦ PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT ♦ P-TYPE CONDUCTORS ♦ SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY ♦ SOLAR CELLS ♦ SPECTROPHOTOMETRY ♦ SYNTHESIS ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ VISIBLE RADIATION ♦ X-RAY DIFFRACTION ♦ ZINC OXIDES
Abstract Development of high performance visible light responsive solar cell materials has attracted wide interest due to their potential applications in the energy industries. In this work, ZnO nanorods films were successfully prepared on the ITO coated glass substrates via simple three electrode electrochemical deposition route. The Cu{sub 2}O nanoparticles were then electrodeposited on the surface of ZnO nanorods to form p-Cu{sub 2}O/n-ZnO core-shell hetero-structure. The synthesized ZnO, Cu{sub 2}O films and p-Cu{sub 2}O/n-ZnO hetero-structure were characterized by low angle x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and UV-Visible spectrophotometer. Due to the hierarchical morphologies and core-shell structure, p-Cu{sub 2}O/n-ZnO hetero-structure shows a prominent visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance under the low intensity light irradiation. The obtained results suggest that it is possible to synthesize ZnO nanorods, Cu{sub 2}O films and p-Cu{sub 2}O/n-ZnO core-shell hetero-structure by a simple, cost effective and environment friendly electrodeposition process which can be useful for water splitting and solar cell device fabrication.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-04-13
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1724
Issue Number 1


Open content in new tab

   Open content in new tab