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Deposition of Copper Doped Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Cadmium Sulfide Sensitized Solar Cell

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Sunita K. Kokate , Kakasaheb C. Mohite
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The fabrication of Cu doped ZnO photoelectrodes and its performance for CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cell are reported here. Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles were formed chemically using Zn (NO3)2 as precursor. Copper doped ZnO films were deposited on both ITO and glass substrates. The crystalline nature of films was confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and morphological study was carried out from scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) spectrum confirms the incorporation of copper in crystal lattice. After doping of copper in ZnO, CdS quantum dot were deposited on to the Cu: ZnO films. Finally, The CdS QDSSC device was made using CdS/Cu:ZnO as photoanode, polysulphide as electrolyte and carbon black as counter electrode. The enhancement in efficiency has been observed for CdS sensitized Cu: ZnO solar cell with respect to Cu:ZnO.

Sunita K. Kokate , Kakasaheb C. Mohite

Cu doped ZnO, Chemical method, CdS Solar Cell, J-V characteristics.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-12-31 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
24-27 IJSRSET173818   Technoscience Academy

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Sunita K. Kokate , Kakasaheb C. Mohite, "Deposition of Copper Doped Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Cadmium Sulfide Sensitized Solar Cell ", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.24-27, November-December-2017.
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