Special Section on Organic Photovoltaics

Solution processed hybrid photovoltaics: preparation of a standard ZnO template

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Jonathan Downing, Mary P. Ryan, Natalie Stingelin, Martyn A. McLachlan

Imperial College London, Department of Materials and Centre for Plastic Electronics, London Centre for Nanotechnology, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom

J. Photon. Energy. 1(1), 011117 (March 22, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3569104
History: Received August 15, 2010; Revised February 20, 2011; Accepted February 28, 2011; Published March 22, 2011; Online March 22, 2011
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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.

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Jonathan Downing ; Mary P. Ryan ; Natalie Stingelin and Martyn A. McLachlan
"Solution processed hybrid photovoltaics: preparation of a standard ZnO template", J. Photon. Energy. 1(1), 011117 (March 22, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3569104


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