Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing   »   2015 Vol.11, No.1/2

 

 

Title: Improving photoelectric conversion efficiency of DSSC using ZnO/ZnP composite nanorods

 

Authors: Muzamil Bokhari; Ajab Khan Kasi; Jafar Khan Kasi; Om Prakash Gujela; Nitin Afzulpurkar

 

Addresses:
Department of Physics, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan
Department of Physics, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan
Department of Physics, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan
SET, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
SET, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Abstract: Composite nanostructure of ZnO with ZnP co-grown on FTO less substrate to improve the photoelectric conversion efficiency of dye sensitised solar cell (DSSC). The morphology of ZnO nanorods and composite nanostructures are characterised and demonstrated by scanning electron microscope (SEM) images. The heterogeneous interface between transparent conducting oxide (TCO) and nanorods is completely eliminated. In addition to this the composite nanostructure significantly improves the performance of DSSC in terms of conversion efficiency.

 

Keywords: zinc oxide; zinc phosphide; composite nanorods; photoelectric conversion efficiency; nanotechnology; DSSC; dye sensitised solar cells; ZnO nanorods; ZnP nanorods; transparent conducting oxide; TCO; composite nanostructures; solar energy; solar power.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2015.070523

 

Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2015 Vol.11, No.1/2, pp.56 - 63

 

Date of acceptance: 19 Sep 2014
Available online: 09 Jul 2015

 

 

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