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Enhanced photoelectric performance of CdS/CdSe co-sensitized TiO2 nanosheets array films

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Abstract

In this study, vertically aligned titanium dioxide nanosheets (TiO2NSs) array films were employed for the fabrication of photoanodes for quantum-dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs). The TiO2NSs array films were synthesized by a hydrothermal method. Then, cadmium sulfide (CdS) and cadmium selenide (CdSe) were assembled onto the TiO2NSs array films through chemical bath deposition (CBD) and successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR), respectively. Detailed characterization measurements were carried out to analyse the crystallinity, microstructure, composition and optical properties of the samples. The CdS and CdSe QDs were densely and uniformly deposited on both {001} and {101} facets of the TiO2NSs array films. Moreover, the effect of CdS deposition time and number of CdSe deposition cycles (C) on the photoelectric performance was also investigated in detail. The best performance of 4.77% was achieved under AM 1.5 G illumination with Jsc = 18.22 mA cm−2, Voc = 0.51 V, and FF = 0.52 when the deposition time of CdS was 30 min and the deposition cycle of CdSe was 10C. The enhanced photoelectric performance mechanism of the co-sensitized device is also discussed in this paper.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced photoelectric performance of CdS/CdSe co-sensitized TiO2 nanosheets array films

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The article was received on 23 Feb 2018, accepted on 29 Mar 2018 and first published on 05 Apr 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00084K
Citation: Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018,2, 1262-1268
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    Enhanced photoelectric performance of CdS/CdSe co-sensitized TiO2 nanosheets array films

    T. Liu, J. Wang, L. Liu, S. Feng, P. Su, H. Yang and W. Fu, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 1262
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00084K

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