Preparation and photovoltaic properties of CdS quantum dot-sensitized solar cell based on zinc tin mixed metal oxides.

Author(s) Cao, J.; Zhao, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Yang, X.; Shi, P.; Xiao, H.; Du, N.; Hou, W.; Qi, G.; Liu, J.
Journal J Colloid Interface Sci
Date Published 2017 Jul 15

The present study reports a new type of quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) using the zinc tin mixed metal oxides (MMO) as the anode materials, which were obtained from the layered double hydroxide (LDH) precursor. The successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) method is applied to deposit CdS quantum dots. The effects of sensitizing cycles on the performance of CdS QDSSC are studied. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscope (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) are used to identify the surface profile and crystal structure of the mixed metal oxides anode. The photovoltaic performance of the QDSSC is studied by the electrochemical method. The new CdS QDSSC exhibits power conversion efficiency (PCE) up to 0.48% when the anode was sensitized for eight cycles.

DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.03.061
ISSN 1095-7103
Citation J Colloid Interface Sci. 2017;498:223228.

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