Improved current density with Al 2O 3 Coated ZnO Nanorod in Hybrid Solar Cell

Shih Chin Lin, San-Yuan Chen*, Cheng Hsiung Peng

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Heterojunction photovoltaic devices consisting of hybrid p-type organic Cu-phthalocyanine and inorganic n-type Al 2O 3 nanoparticle-coated aligned ZnO nanorods were fabricated. With microwave treatment, an interaction occurred between the Al 2O 3 and ZnO, as evidenced from TEM image. This interaction shifts the absorption peak of the aligned nanorods from the UV region to visible light and subsequently causes more charge generation. For 5 mol% Al 2O 3 nanoparticle-coated aligned ZnO nanorods treated with microwaves of 600 W for 300 sec, the maximum incident photon to electron conversion and energy conversion efficiencies under simulated sunlight of AM1.5G (10 mW/cm 2) are 0.036 mA and 1.32%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4602-4606
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2010


  • Cu-Phthalocyanine
  • Hybrid
  • Photovoltaic Devices
  • Solar Cell
  • ZnO Nanorods

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