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Direct Growth of ZnO Nanosheets on FTO Substrate for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Applications

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ZnO nanosheets were directly grown on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate via simple solution process at low temperature by using zinc chloride and hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA). The morphological characterizations by SEM and TEM confirmed that the deposited structures are nanosheets in which some are assembled in flower-shaped morphologies. The detailed structural investigations revealed that the deposited nanosheets are pure and crystalline ZnO and composed of Zn and O only. The obtained ZnO nanosheets on FTO substrate were used as a photoanode to fabricate the dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The fabricated DSSCs exhibited an overall light-to-electricity conversion efficiency of 1.45%. A short-circuit current of 4.51 mA/cm2, open-circuit voltage of 0.610 V, and a fill factor of 0.53 were achieved from the fabricated ZnO nanosheets-based DSSCs.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-10-01

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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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