CdSe/ZnS (Core/Shell) Quantum Dots Multi-wallled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) on a Stainless Steel as a Photoanode in Solar Cells

Junthorn Udorn, Hayashi Sachio, Shengwen Hou, Chaoyang Li, Akimitsu Hatta, Hiroshi Furuta


Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) forests grown on a stainless steel substrate were used as a photoanode in CdSe/ZnS (core/shell) quantum dot (QD) sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs). QD-treated MWCNTs on the conductive metal stainless substrate showed a higher power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 0.014% than those grown on a doped silicon substrate with a PCE of 0.005% under AM 1.5 sunlight intensity (100 mW/cm2). This higher efficiency can be attributed to the lower sheet resistance of 0.0045 Ω/sq for the metal substrate than the value of 259 Ω/sq for doped silicon. Additionally, the relationship between the reflectance of as-grown CNT and PCE is also examined. QDSSC fabricated from CNT of lower reflectance of 1.9 % at a height of 25 μm showed a better efficiency because the lower reflectance indicates the scattering of light repeatedly into deeper CNT forest resulting in higher absorption which indicates a higher surface area of CNTs to adsorb much amount of QDs on CNT forests, resulting in the higher PCE.


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Udorn J., Sachio H., Hou S., Li C., Hatta A. and Furuta H. (2017). CdSe/ZnS (Core/Shell) Quantum Dots Multi-wallled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) on a Stainless Steel as a Photoanode in Solar Cells . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-223-3, pages 158-163. DOI: 10.5220/0006103801580163

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author={Junthorn Udorn and Hayashi Sachio and Shengwen Hou and Chaoyang Li and Akimitsu Hatta and Hiroshi Furuta},
title={CdSe/ZnS (Core/Shell) Quantum Dots Multi-wallled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) on a Stainless Steel as a Photoanode in Solar Cells},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - CdSe/ZnS (Core/Shell) Quantum Dots Multi-wallled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) on a Stainless Steel as a Photoanode in Solar Cells
SN - 978-989-758-223-3
AU - Udorn J.
AU - Sachio H.
AU - Hou S.
AU - Li C.
AU - Hatta A.
AU - Furuta H.
PY - 2017
SP - 158
EP - 163
DO - 10.5220/0006103801580163