Effect of boric acid composition on the properties of ZnO thin film nanotubes and the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)

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Abstract The effect of boric acid (H<inf>3</inf>BO<inf>3</inf>) composition at constant concentration of hexamethylenetetramine (HMT) and zinc nitrate (Zn(NO<inf>3</inf>)<inf>2</inf>) on the morphology, thickness, elemental composition, optical absorption, structure, photoluminescence of ZnO nanotubes has been investigated. The performance of the DSSC utilizing the ZnO samples has also been studied. It was found that the structure, thickness, elemental composition, optical absorption and morphology of ZnO nanostructure are significantly affected by the concentration of H<inf>3</inf>BO<inf>3</inf>. The diameter and thickness of ZnO nanotubes decreases as the composition of H<inf>3</inf>BO<inf>3</inf> increases. The DSSC utilizing ZnO nanotubes synthesized at 2 wt. % H<inf>3</inf>BO<inf>3</inf> performs the highest J<inf>SC</inf> and η of 2.67 mA cm<sup>-2</sup> and 0.29%, respectively. The highest performance of the device is due to the highest optical absorption of ZnO nanotubes sample and lowest charge interfacial resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number34615
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume648
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2015

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Boric acid
Nanotubes
Light absorption
Thin films
Chemical analysis
Methenamine
Nitrates
Nanostructures
Photoluminescence
Zinc
Dye-sensitized solar cells
boric acid

Keywords

  • Boric acid
  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • Nanotube
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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