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Title of article :
Synthesis of ZnO compound nanostructures via a chemical route for photovoltaic applications
Author/Authors :
Y.F. Zhu، نويسنده , , W.Z. Shen، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2010
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A facile, low-temperature, and low-cost chemical route has been developed to prepare ZnO nanowire and nanosphere compound structures. The morphology, structure, and composition of the yielded products have been examined by field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction measurements. We have systematically investigated the optical properties of the ZnO nanostructures by micro-Raman, photoluminescence, and transmission spectroscopy. The results demonstrate that the yielded ZnO nanostructures possess good optical quality with high light absorption. We have further successfully employed the obtained ZnO compound nanostructures in dye-sensitized solar cells. The light-to-electricity conversion results show that the compound nanostructure exhibits a significant enhancement of short-circuit current density due to the increased surface area and light scattering in the compound nanostructures. The present chemical route provides a simple way to synthesize various compound nanostructures with high surface area for nanodevice applications.
Keywords :
Photoconductivity and photovoltaics , Nanostructures , Chemical synthesis , Semiconductors
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
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