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Fabrication of Photovoltaic Devices Using ZnO Nanostructures and SnS Thin Films

Reddy, Koteeswara N and Devika, M and Gunasekhar, KR and Gopal, ESR (2016) Fabrication of Photovoltaic Devices Using ZnO Nanostructures and SnS Thin Films. In: NANO, 11 (7).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1793292016500776

Abstract

The development of nontoxic and cost-effective solar cell devices is one of the challenging tasks even now. With this objective, solar cell devices using tin mono sulfide (SnS) thin films and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures with a superstrate configuration of ITO/ZnO film/ZnO nanorods/SnS film/Zn have been fabricated and their photovoltaic properties have been investigated. Vertically aligned ZnO nanostructures were grown on indium doped tin oxide substrate by chemical solution method and then, SnS thin films were deposited by thermal evaporation method. A typical solar cell device exhibited significant light conversion efficiency with an open circuit voltage and short circuit current of 350mV and 5.14 mA, respectively.

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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Other Centres/Units/UG Programme > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU)
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2016 06:46
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2016 06:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/54663

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