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The different types of ZnO materials on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells

Uthirakumar, Periyayya; Kang, Ji Hye; Senthilarasu, S.; Hong, Chang-Hee

Authors

Periyayya Uthirakumar

Ji Hye Kang

Chang-Hee Hong



Abstract

Different types of zinc oxide (ZnO) materials such as micro-rods, textured, nanoparticles and nanorods have been synthesized as photoanodes via a simple method for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The relationship between the optical transparency and the device efficiency has been correlated with respect to film thickness. The maximum conversion efficiency is recorded from the device containing slantingly grown ZnO nanorods. Besides, the lower conversion efficiency is obtained from the device with ZnO micro-rods. A plausible schematic diagram is drawn to explain the reason for the higher power conversion in slantingly grown ZnO nanorods over the well-aligned nanorods.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2011
Online Publication Date Jun 12, 2011
Publication Date 2011-07
Deposit Date Mar 14, 2023
Print ISSN 1386-9477
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 9
Pages 1746-1750
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2011.06.001