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Journal of Photonics for Energy • Open Access

Solution processed hybrid photovoltaics: preparation of a standard ZnO template

Paper Abstract

The formation of a well-defined, reproducible ZnO nanorod scaffold for hybrid photovoltaic applications has been investigated. A standard hydrothermal growth method was used and the influence of chemical additions in controlling length, width, density, and orientation was studied. The nanostructures prepared have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, UV-visible spectroscopy in addition to measurement of the wetting behavior. A standard procedure for the production of vertically orientated nanorods with a narrow size distribution, high areal density, and good wettability in aqueous solutions is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 10 pages
J. Photon. Energy 1(1) 011117 doi: 10.1117/1.3569104
Published in: Journal of Photonics for Energy Volume 1, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Downing, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Mary P. Ryan, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Natalie Stingelin-Stutzmann, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Martyn A. McLachlan, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

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