Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)

Nanoscale Materials Characterization Chapter 1

Photoacoustic Study of CdS quantum Dots for Photovoltaic Applications

Authors: S. Abdallah, N. Al-Hosiny, A. Badawi

Affilation: Taif University, Saudi Arabia

Pages: 55 - 58

Keywords: CdS quantum dots, solar cells, photoacoustic spectroscopy, optical properties

Recently, CdS quantum dots (QDs) have become one of the promising materials for high efficiency photovoltiac solar cell.. In this work we investigate the optical properties and photovoltaic characterization of CdS QDs -sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs).The sizes of the obtained samples (1-4) were estimated using transmission electron microscope . Photoacoustic spectroscopy (PA) was employed to study the optical properties of the samples . The PA spectra for the different particle size samples (1-4) were recorded in the wavelength range 400–700 nm. The sizes of the CdS QDs were calculated using the effective mass approximation (EMA) model giving radii ranging from 2.1 to 2.55 nm, these values are comparable to those obtained by transmission electron microscope (TEM) . Furthermore, we describe the fabrication and photovoltaic characterization of CdS QDs-sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs). The short current density (Jsc) and efficiency (η) increase with the increasing the particle size. The values of Jsc increases linearly with increasing the intensities of the sun light which indicates the stability of the assembled cells.

ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5
Pages: 804
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