Cu2O/n-ZnO nanowire solar cells on ZnO:Ga/glass templates

Ting Jen Hsueh, Cheng Liang Hsu, Shoou Jinn Chang, Pei Wen Guo, Jang Hsing Hsieh, I. Cherng Chen

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We report the deposition of p-Cu2O onto vertical n-ZnO nanowires prepared on ZnO:Ga/glass templates. With the sputtered Cu2O, the nanowires became club0like (nanowire with a head). Experimental results indicate that sputtered Cu2O also formed nano-shells surrounding the ZnO cores. The p-Cu2O/n-ZnO nanowire heterostructure exhibits rectifying behavior with a sharp turn on at ∼0.46 V. Furthermore, the short-circuit photocurrent density, open circuit voltage, fill factor and conversion efficiency of the fabricated solar cell were 2.35 mA cm-2, 0.13 V, 0.29 and around 0.1%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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