Photovoltaic Materials, Devices, and Technologies

Numerical model for the prediction of interfacial effect of ZnO/TCO on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells

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Sarita Baghel

University of Delhi, School of Applied Sciences, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

Ranjana Jha

University of Delhi, School of Applied Sciences, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

Nikhil Jindal

University of Delhi, School of Applied Sciences, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

J. Photon. Energy. 2(1), 027003 (Jun 29, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JPE.2.027003
History: Received October 14, 2011; Revised April 11, 2012; Accepted May 15, 2012
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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.

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Sarita Baghel ; Ranjana Jha and Nikhil Jindal
"Numerical model for the prediction of interfacial effect of ZnO/TCO on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells", J. Photon. Energy. 2(1), 027003 (Jun 29, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.2.027003


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