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

Authors(2) :-Sunita K. Kokate , Kakasaheb C. Mohite

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.

Authors and Affiliations

Sunita K. Kokate
School of Energy Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Kakasaheb C. Mohite
C T Bora College, Shirur, , Pune, Maharashtra, India

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

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 24-27
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173818
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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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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