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Journal of Photonics for Energy • Open Access

Numerical model for the prediction of interfacial effect of ZnO/TCO on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells
Author(s): Sarita Baghel; Ranjana Jha; Nikhil Jindal

Paper Abstract

The dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cell (DSC) offers potential opportunities in the area of renewable energy sources mainly due to its simple fabrication procedure and use of low cost materials. A theoretical model based on the thermionic emission theory was developed to determine the interfacial effect of ZnO/TCO on the performance of DSC. It was found that under conditions where thermionic emission is valid, photoelectric outputs are affected by temperature and Schottky barrier height (ϕb). The model can be used to facilitate better selection of suitable TCO material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2012
PDF: 7 pages
J. Photon. Energy. 2(1) 027003 doi: 10.1117/1.JPE.2.027003
Published in: Journal of Photonics for Energy Volume 2, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Sarita Baghel, Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (India)
Ranjana Jha, Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (India)
Nikhil Jindal, Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (India)


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