Characterization of zinc oxide dye-sensitized solar cell incorporation with single-walled carbon nanotubes

Azimah Omar, Huda Abdullah, Sahbudin Shaari, Mohd. Raihan Taha

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Zinc oxide (ZnO)-single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) nanocomposite thin films have been grown by chemical bath deposition method. The changes in structural and chemical properties were studied by means of x-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The average crystallite size of ZnO doped with 0.1 and 0.5 wt% SWCNTs was measured about 14.69 and 17.76 nm, respectively. Texture coefficient o. The carbon peak (002) was investigated as more than 3.2995 for ZnO mixed with 0.5 wt% SWCNTs. SEM images reveale. The ZnO and SWCNTs entangled betwee. The particles. TEM images estimate. The inner and outer diameters of SWCNTs to be about 4.86 and 11.32 nm, respectively. FTIR analysis prove. The formation of Zn-O and C bonding i. The thin films. The performance o. The dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) was found to depend o. The loading of SWCNTs. The power conversion efficiency increased from 0.078 to 0.684% after loading with 0.1 wt% SWCNTs. Higher amount of SWCNTs (0.5 wt%) was determined as ineffective in improvin. The performance of ZnO-based DSSCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1753-1760
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Volume28
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2013

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Zinc Oxide
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Zinc oxide
zinc oxides
solar cells
dyes
carbon nanotubes
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
infrared spectroscopy
Transmission electron microscopy
Thin films
transmission electron microscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
scanning electron microscopy
Nanocomposite films
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Crystallite size
thin films
chemical properties
Field emission

Keywords

  • crystal
  • photovoltaic
  • thin film

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Characterization of zinc oxide dye-sensitized solar cell incorporation with single-walled carbon nanotubes. / Omar, Azimah; Abdullah, Huda; Shaari, Sahbudin; Taha, Mohd. Raihan.

In: Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 28, No. 13, 14.07.2013, p. 1753-1760.

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