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Facile synthesis of CdS Quantum dots for QDSSC with high photo current density
T. Archana, K. Vijayakumar, G. Subashini, , M. Arivanandhan, R. Jayavel
Published in Institute of Physics Publishing
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Environment-friendly and cost effective green CdS Quantum Dots (QDs) are synthesized using Azadirachta Indica extract as a novel non-toxic stabilizing agent and to excogitate its light harvesting potentiality for QD Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSCs). The effect of different configuration of green CdS based QDSSCs viz (i) different phase of TiO2 photoanodes (ii) with and without ZnS passivating layer (iii) with Platinum counter electrodes (CE) and (iv) CuS CE have been investigated. Despite tralatitious SILAR CdS based QDSSC showed better efficiency (1.93%) than green CdS based QDSSC (0.77%), the later unveil higher photocurrent density (10.61 mA) possibly due to effective encapsulation of Azadirachta Indica which suppresses the surface defects in green CdS QDs favoring the transport of photo generated carriers. The work facilitate scope for cost effective and environment-friendly green synthesized CdS QDs that significantly modulated photovoltaic properties of QDs based solar cells in an inviolable condition. © 2020 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd.
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JournalMaterials Research Express
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing