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Fabrication of hybrid solar cells using poly(2,5-dimethoxyaniline) hexagonal structures and zinc oxide nanorods

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dc.contributor.author Mavundla, SE
dc.contributor.author Malgas, GF
dc.contributor.author Motaung, DE
dc.contributor.author Iwuoha, EI
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-19T05:24:04Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-19T05:24:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.citation Mavundla, SE, Malgas, GF, Motaung, DE and Iwuoha, EI. 2012. Fabrication of hybrid solar cells using poly(2,5-dimethoxyaniline) hexagonal structures and zinc oxide nanorods. Journal of Materials Science, vol. 47(14), pp 5455-5460 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0022-2461
dc.identifier.uri http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10853-012-6435-x?LI=true
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6559
dc.description Copyright: 2012 Springer Verlag. This is the Pre/post print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Journal of Materials Science, vol. 47(14), pp 5455-5460 en_US
dc.description.abstract Flower-shaped zinc oxide (ZnO) structures have been synthesized in a microwave at 180 C for 20 minutes using zinc nitrate and KOH. Detailed structural and morphology observation showed that the micron-sized ZnO nano-pencils grow out of the base of the flower-shaped ZnO structures. Photoluminescence spectrum measured at room temperature showed a sharp UV emission band around 390 nm which is attributed to the radiative annihilation of excitons. The synthesized PDMA and ZnO nanopencils are highly crystalline materials with one-dimensional morphology which improves the electron charge transport in the device. A distinctive photoluminescence quenching effect was observed indicating a photo-induced electron transfer. The solar cell devices fabricated from these materials demonstrated a short circuit current density of about 0.93 lA/cm2, open-circuit voltage 0.58 V, and efficiency of 0.16 %. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;10201
dc.subject Hybrid solar cells en_US
dc.subject Nanorods en_US
dc.subject Zinc oxide en_US
dc.subject ZnO en_US
dc.title Fabrication of hybrid solar cells using poly(2,5-dimethoxyaniline) hexagonal structures and zinc oxide nanorods en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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