TiO2-coated ZnS films as photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell: effect of zinc nitrate hexahydrate concentration on the performance

TiO2-coated ZnS films as photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell: effect of zinc nitrate... This work is concerned with the use of TiO2-coated ZnS films as a photoanode in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). The ZnS layer has been coated on TiO2 films via immersion technique. The influence of ZnS precursor concentration on the properties of the sample has been investigated. The effect of the precursor concentration on the performance of the device has also been studied. The XRD analysis reveals that anatase and ZnS phase exists in TiO2-coated ZnS sample. The samples absorb light in UV region but reflect more light in the visible region. The FESEM analysis reveals that the morphology of the TiO2-coated ZnS is nanograss. The device utilizing 0.03 M ZnS precursor demonstrates the highest η of 1.323% due to the smallest bulk and charge transfer resistance and also due to longest carrier lifetime. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Physics A: Materials Science Processing Springer Journals

TiO2-coated ZnS films as photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell: effect of zinc nitrate hexahydrate concentration on the performance

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/tio2-coated-zns-films-as-photoanode-for-dye-sensitized-solar-cell-LDCtcx06m0
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; Optical and Electronic Materials; Nanotechnology; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films; Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment
ISSN
0947-8396
eISSN
1432-0630
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00339-018-1879-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

This work is concerned with the use of TiO2-coated ZnS films as a photoanode in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). The ZnS layer has been coated on TiO2 films via immersion technique. The influence of ZnS precursor concentration on the properties of the sample has been investigated. The effect of the precursor concentration on the performance of the device has also been studied. The XRD analysis reveals that anatase and ZnS phase exists in TiO2-coated ZnS sample. The samples absorb light in UV region but reflect more light in the visible region. The FESEM analysis reveals that the morphology of the TiO2-coated ZnS is nanograss. The device utilizing 0.03 M ZnS precursor demonstrates the highest η of 1.323% due to the smallest bulk and charge transfer resistance and also due to longest carrier lifetime.

Journal

Applied Physics A: Materials Science ProcessingSpringer Journals

Published: May 31, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off