|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5442215||1510688||2017||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
- Band gap of thermally-evaporated WO3 thin films was modulated by mixing with CdTe.
- We accomplished wide band gap tunability by 0.83Â eV of the alloyed films.
- Our results showed that a wider portion of the visible spectrum can be harvested.
- The photocurrent response increased significantly with CdTe concentration.
- Therefore, the alloyed films are suitable for photovoltaic applications.
Tungsten oxide (WO3) is a wide band gap semiconductor that has received extensive interest in optoelectronic applications. However, its band gap is too large for applications based on the absorption of visible light. To that end, we have modulated the band gap of WO3 thin films through mixing it with cadmium telluride (CdTe). The films were prepared by thermal evaporation of WO3 containing controlled concentrations of CdTe (0-25%). The obtained films showed a continuous reduction in the band gap from 3.30Â eV (0% CdTe) to 2.47Â eV (25% CdTe). Photocurrent response increased significantly with the increase of CdTe concentration due to the enhancement of the light absorption in the long wavelength region. The results obtained support the potential of these alloyed films for photovoltaic applications.
Journal: Materials Research Bulletin - Volume 87, March 2017, Pages 148-154