One-dimensional nanoarrays for solar cells

Hao Wang*
Faculty of Physics and Electronic Science, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, PR China
Nano-Micro Conference, 2017, 1, 01046
Published Online: 27 October 2017 (Abstract)
DOI:10.11605/cp.nmc2017.01046
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Citation Information: Hao Wang, One-dimensional nanoarrays for solar cells. Nano-Micro Conference, 2017, 1, 01046 doi: 10.11605/cp.nmc2017.01046

History

Received: 01 June 2017, Accepted: 19 June 2017, Published Online: 27 October 2017

Abstract

Various kinds of modifying methods towards ZnO and TiO2 one-dimensional nanostructures such as nanorods and nanotubes have been carried out for their applications in Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), perovskite solar cell (PSC) and photo detectors (PD). Core-sheath ZnO/CdTe and double-sheath ZnO/CdSe/CdTe nanocable arrays as effective photoanode have been developed for solar cells, which resulted in a saturated current as high as 14.3 mA/cm2. Large area free-standing highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays on the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) conductive glass substrates have been successfully obtained to serve as photo-anodes of DSSCs. The certified photovolatic conversioncy of TiO2 nanoarrays based DSSCs is up to 10.3% by using N719 as Dye and I-/I3- as electrolyte. Perovskite solar cell with efficiency of up to 18.6% based on TiO2 nanorod arrays is also presented. Self-powered broadband photodetectors based on CH3NH3PbI3/ZnO nanorod arrays heterostructure have been achieved with high detectivity of 3.56 × 1014 cm Hz1/2 W-1 and high responsivity of 24.3 A W−1.

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[1] X.N. Wang; H.J. Zhu; Y.M. Xu; Hao Wang; Y. Tao; S.K. Hark; X.D. Xiao; Q. Li, Aligned ZnO/CdTe Core−Shell Nanocable Arrays on Indium Tin Oxide: Synthesis and Photoelectrochemical Properties. ACS Nano. 4, 3302-3308 (2010). doi:10.1021/nn1001547
[2] Hao Wang; Tian Wang; Xina Wang; Rong Liu; Hanbin Wang; Yang Xu; Jun Zhang; Jinxia Duan, Double-shelled ZnO/CdSe/CdTe nanocable arrays for photovoltaic applications: microstructure evolution and interfacial energy alignment. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 22, 12532-12537 (2012). doi:10.1039/C2JM32253F
[3] J. Zhang; S. Li; H. Ding; Q. Li; B. Wang; X. Wang; H. Wang, Transfer and assembly of large area TiO2 nanotube arrays onto conductive glass for dye sensitized solar cells. Journal of Power Sources. 247, 807-812 (2014). doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.08.124
[4] Y. Xu; Y. Wang; J. Yu; B. Feng; H. Zhou; J. Zhang; J. Duan; X. Fan; P.A.V. Aken; P.D. Lund; H. Wang, Performance Improvement of Perovskite Solar Cells Based on PCBM-Modified ZnO-Nanorod Arrays. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 6, 1530-1536 (2016). doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2600341
[5] S. Kazim; M.K. Nazeeruddin; M. Grätzel; S. Ahmad, Perovskite as Light Harvester: A Game Changer in Photovoltaics. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 53, 2812-2824 (2014). doi:10.1002/anie.201308719
[6] J. Zhang; Q. Li; S. Li; Y. Wang; C. Ye; P. Ruterana; H. Wang, An efficient photoanode consisting of TiO2 nanoparticle-filled TiO2 nanotube arrays for dye sensitized solar cells. Journal of Power Sources. 268, 941-949 (2014). doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.06.139
[7] H. Wang; B. Wang; J. Yu; Y. Hu; C. Xia; J. Zhang; R. Liu, Significant enhancement of power conversion efficiency for dye sensitized solar cell using 1D/3D network nanostructures as photoanodes. Scientific Reports. 5, 9305 (2015). doi:10.1038/srep09305
[8] J.C. Yu; X. Chen; Y. Wang; H. Zou; M.N. Xue; Y. Xu; Z.S. Li; C. Ye; J. Zhang; P. A. van Aken; P. Lund; H. Wang, A high-performance self-powered broadband photodetector based on a CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite/ZnO nanorod array heterostructure. Journal Of Materials Chemistry C. 4, 7302-7308 (2016). doi:10.1039/C6TC02097F

 

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