Cuprous oxide thin films for a photoelectrochemical cell of ITO/Cu 2O/PVC-LiClO 4/graphite

D. S C Halin, I. A. Talib, A. R. Daud, Muhammad Azmi Abdul Hamid

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Abstract

Cuprous oxide (Cu 2O) thin films were formed onto indium tin oxide (ITO) coated glass substrate by sol-gel spin coating technique using different additives namely polyethylene glycol and ethylene glycol. It was found that the organic additives added had an important influenced on the formation mechanism of Cu 2O films and lead to different microstructures and optical properties. The films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis). Based on the FESEM micrographs the grain size of film prepared by polyethylene glycol has smaller grain of about 83 nm with irregular shape. The highest optical absorbance film was obtained by the addition of polyethylene glycol which improved optical properties due to fine crystalline grain and thus decreases the scattering. The prepared cuprous oxide thin films were used as working electrodes for photovoltaic cell of ITO/Cu 2O/PVC-LiClO 4/graphite and tested using current-voltage characteristic under light illumination and also in the dark.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages247-251
Number of pages5
Volume501
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event26th Regional Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, RCSSST 2011 - Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Duration: 22 Nov 201124 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume501
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other26th Regional Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, RCSSST 2011
CitySeremban, Negeri Sembilan
Period22/11/1124/11/11

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Photoelectrochemical cells
Tin oxides
Polyvinyl chlorides
Indium
Polyethylene glycols
Oxide films
Graphite
Thin films
Field emission
Optical properties
Optical films
Scanning electron microscopy
Coating techniques
Photovoltaic cells
Ultraviolet visible spectroscopy
Spin coating
Current voltage characteristics
Ethylene glycol
Sol-gels
Lighting

Keywords

  • Cuprous oxide
  • Photoelectrochemical cell
  • Sol-gel
  • Spin coating
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Halin, D. S. C., Talib, I. A., Daud, A. R., & Abdul Hamid, M. A. (2012). Cuprous oxide thin films for a photoelectrochemical cell of ITO/Cu 2O/PVC-LiClO 4/graphite. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 501, pp. 247-251). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 501). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.501.247

Cuprous oxide thin films for a photoelectrochemical cell of ITO/Cu 2O/PVC-LiClO 4/graphite. / Halin, D. S C; Talib, I. A.; Daud, A. R.; Abdul Hamid, Muhammad Azmi.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 501 2012. p. 247-251 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 501).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Halin, DSC, Talib, IA, Daud, AR & Abdul Hamid, MA 2012, Cuprous oxide thin films for a photoelectrochemical cell of ITO/Cu 2O/PVC-LiClO 4/graphite. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 501, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 501, pp. 247-251, 26th Regional Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, RCSSST 2011, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, 22/11/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.501.247
Halin DSC, Talib IA, Daud AR, Abdul Hamid MA. Cuprous oxide thin films for a photoelectrochemical cell of ITO/Cu 2O/PVC-LiClO 4/graphite. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 501. 2012. p. 247-251. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.501.247
Halin, D. S C ; Talib, I. A. ; Daud, A. R. ; Abdul Hamid, Muhammad Azmi. / Cuprous oxide thin films for a photoelectrochemical cell of ITO/Cu 2O/PVC-LiClO 4/graphite. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 501 2012. pp. 247-251 (Advanced Materials Research).
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