|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|63698||48248||2016||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
In this study, we report an efficient CdTe-SnO2 quantum dot (QD) solar cell fabricated by heat-assisted drop-casting of hydrothermally synthesized CdTe QDs on electrospun SnO2 nanofibers. The as-prepared QDs and SnO2 nanofibers were characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), UV–Vis spectroscopy, photoluminescence (PL) spectra, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The SnO2 nanofibers deposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide (SnO2) and sensitized with the CdTe QDs were assembled into a solar cell by sandwiching against a platinum (Pt) counter electrode in presence of cobalt electrolyte. The efficiency of cells was investigated by anchoring QDs of varying sizes on SnO2. The best photovoltaic performance of an overall power conversion efficiency of 1.10%, an open-circuit voltage (Voc) of 0.80 V, and a photocurrent density (JSC) of 3.70 mA/cm2 were obtained for cells with SnO2 thickness of 5–6 µm and cell area of 0.25 cm2 under standard 1 Sun illumination (100 mW/cm2). The efficiency was investigated for the same systems under polysulfide electrolyte as well for a comparison.
Cobalt based redox electrolyte having positive redox potential can set higher VOC in combination with SnO2 nanofibers when used in quantum dot sensitized solar cells.Figure optionsDownload as PowerPoint slide
Journal: Journal of Energy Chemistry - Volume 25, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages 481–488