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Nanocrystalline CdS/ZnO Thin Films: Fabrication and Application to Solar Cells

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In this paper we reported the preparation and characterization of the nanostrutured CdS/ZnO nanoarray thin film, based on the free-standing ZnO nanorod-array. The method was simple and low-cost. The ZnO nanorod-arrays were synthesized on F-doped tin oxide glass (TCO) substrate by hydrothermal method, then coated with CdS nanoparticles closely via chemical bath deposition method. The resulting thin films showed better photoelectrochemical performances than those of CdS/ZnO nanoparticles thin films. Under the illumination of AM 1.5 simulated sunlight (30 mW/cm2), the photocurrent of the samples achieved to 0.72 mA/cm2.

Keywords: CDS/ZNO; FILM; PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2009.C189

Publication date: February 1, 2009

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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