The effect of TiO2 compact layer in ZnO nanorod based CdS/CdSe quantum-dot sensitized solar cell

Soo Kyoung Kim, Minkyu Son, Songyi Park, Myeong Soo Jeong, Dennyson Savariraj, Kandasamy Prabakar, Hee Je Kim

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CdS/CdSe quantum-dot sensitized solar cells (QDSCs) were fabricated from ZnO nanorods deposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrates via the application of polysulfide redox reactions and a CuS counter electrode. In the present study, a TiO2 compact layer was used to suppress the recombination process. Typically, a TiO2 compact layer prevents direct contact between the FTO and electrolyte. The TiO2 compact layer with optimal thickness was fabricated by varying the soaking time in a TiCl4 solution. In addition, the morphology and influence of the compact layer on the interface between the FTO/electrolyte were analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1839-1843
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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