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Study on photoelectrochemical solar cells of nanocrystalline Cd0. 7Zn0. 3Se-water soluble conjugated polymer

Chavhan, S.D.; Mane, R.S.; Lee, Wonjoo; Senthilarasu, S.; Han, Sung-Hwan; Lee, J.; Lee, Soo-Hyoung


S.D. Chavhan

R.S. Mane

Wonjoo Lee

Sung-Hwan Han

J. Lee

Soo-Hyoung Lee


Cadmium zinc selenide (Cd0.7Zn0.3Se) nanocrystalline thin films were chemically synthesized onto indium tin oxide (ITO)-coated glass substrate at relatively low temperature (<90 °C). The as-deposited films were annealed in air at 200, 300, and 400 °C for 60 min. The structure and surface morphology of the films were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The water-soluble conjugated polymer, poly(2-ethynyl-N-carboxy-propyl-pyridinium bromide) (LM3), with quaternary pyridinium salts was layered by dipping the as-deposited and annealed Cd0.7Zn0.3Se films in the aqueous polymer solution. This hybrid photoanode system was subjected to photoelectrochemical (PEC) study under a light illumination intensity of 80 mW/cm2.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 24, 2008
Online Publication Date Dec 9, 2008
Publication Date Apr 15, 2009
Deposit Date Mar 13, 2023
Journal Electrochimica acta
Print ISSN 0013-4686
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 54
Issue 11
Pages 3169-3175
Keywords Cd0.7Zn0.3Se, Pyridinium salt, Thin films, Photoelectrochemical solar cell