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High-performance single CdS nanowire (nanobelt) Schottky junction solar cells with Au/graphene Schottky electrodes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21058686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
High-performance single CdS nanowire (NW) as well as nanobelt (NB) Schottky junction solar cells were fabricated. Au (5 nm)/graphene combined layers were used as the Schottky contact electrodes to the NWs (NBs). Typical as-fabricated NW solar cell shows excellent photovoltaic behavior with an open circuit voltage of ∼0.15 V, a short circuit current of ∼275.0 pA, and an energy conversion efficiency of up to ∼1.65%. The physical mechanism of the combined Schottky electrode was discussed. We attribute the prominent capability of the devices to the high-performance Schottky combined electrode, which has the merits of low series resistance, high transparency, and good Schottky contact to the CdS NW (NB). Besides, a promising site-controllable patterned graphene transfer method, which has the advantages of economizing graphene material and free from additional etching process, was demonstrated in this work. Our results suggest that semiconductor NWs (NBs) are promising materials for novel solar cells, which have potential application in integrated nano-optoelectronic systems.
Yu Ye; Yu Dai; Lun Dai; Zujin Shi; Nan Liu; Fei Wang; Lei Fu; Ruomin Peng; Xiaonan Wen; Zhijian Chen; Zhongfan Liu; Guogang Qin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  ACS applied materials & interfaces     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1944-8244     ISO Abbreviation:  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101504991     Medline TA:  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3406-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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