Nanowire based solar cell on multilayer transparent conducting films

D. R. Sahu, Jow-Lay Huang, S. Mathur

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Abstract

Multilayer transparent conductive oxide (TCO) thin films of three alternative layers ZnO/Ag/ZnO (named as ZAZ) have been used for the fabrication of nanowire based solar cells. Multilayer transparent conductive ZAZ films were grown using RF and dc sputtering method for deposition of ZnO and Ag layers simultaneouly. Nanowire ZnO was grown on this TCO using chemical bath deposition (CBD). These nanowire solar cells on the ZAZ coating yielded an overall cell efficiency of 3.41% at one sun light intensity. The dye sensitization process with the low cost mercurochrome is sensitive in this case of ZnO based multilayer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology V - A Collection of Papers Presented at the 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2012
Pages45-53
Number of pages9
Edition7
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 8
EventNanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology V - 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2012 - Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Duration: 2012 Jan 222012 Jan 27

Publication series

NameCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Number7
Volume33
ISSN (Print)0196-6219

Other

OtherNanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology V - 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDaytona Beach, FL
Period12-01-2212-01-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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