Structural and Morphology of Zn1-xCuxS Films as Anti-Reflecting Coating (ARC) Affected the Cell Performance

Huda Abdullah, Ili Salwani, Sahbudin Saari

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Abstract

Using the principle of converting sunlight into electricity using the electronic properties class of material known as semiconductor, photovoltaic system is a worthwhile way of producing the alternative energy. It is the best material to be used for solar cells nowadays. Zinc oxide (ZnS) has been proven as one of the promising thin film materials for detector, emitter, and modulators in optoelectronic. In this work, we have synthesized ZnS:Cu nanoparticles using the sol-gel method. The XRD patterns exhibit the monoclinic structure. SEM and EDX result shows the existence of Cu dope into the ZnS, which gives the unique morphology of flakes which may help to block and reflect the sunlight to get into the solar cell. Besides, we also described a simple and low cost way to fabricate a silicon solar cell. From the evaluation, the efficiency of the solar cell increase with the deposition of anti-reflecting coating on top of it. The efficiency of the solar cells can be increased when the parameters discussed in the discussion has been taken into consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials
Publisherwiley
Pages205-212
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781119040354
ISBN (Print)9781119040262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2015

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Solar cells
Coatings
Zinc Oxide
Silicon solar cells
Zinc oxide
Electronic properties
Optoelectronic devices
Sol-gel process
Modulators
Energy dispersive spectroscopy
Electricity
Semiconductor materials
Nanoparticles
Detectors
Thin films
Scanning electron microscopy
Costs

Keywords

  • Anti-reflecting coating
  • Nanoparticles
  • Solar cells
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Abdullah, H., Salwani, I., & Saari, S. (2015). Structural and Morphology of Zn1-xCuxS Films as Anti-Reflecting Coating (ARC) Affected the Cell Performance. In Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials (pp. 205-212). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119040354.ch22

Structural and Morphology of Zn1-xCuxS Films as Anti-Reflecting Coating (ARC) Affected the Cell Performance. / Abdullah, Huda; Salwani, Ili; Saari, Sahbudin.

Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials. wiley, 2015. p. 205-212.

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Abdullah, H, Salwani, I & Saari, S 2015, Structural and Morphology of Zn1-xCuxS Films as Anti-Reflecting Coating (ARC) Affected the Cell Performance. in Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials. wiley, pp. 205-212. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119040354.ch22
Abdullah H, Salwani I, Saari S. Structural and Morphology of Zn1-xCuxS Films as Anti-Reflecting Coating (ARC) Affected the Cell Performance. In Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials. wiley. 2015. p. 205-212 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119040354.ch22
Abdullah, Huda ; Salwani, Ili ; Saari, Sahbudin. / Structural and Morphology of Zn1-xCuxS Films as Anti-Reflecting Coating (ARC) Affected the Cell Performance. Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials. wiley, 2015. pp. 205-212
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