Fabrication of nanocrystalline ZnO thick films for solar cells

E. Hosono, Shinobu Fujihara, T. Kimura

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Abstract

ZnO nanocrystalline thick films were fabricated based upon a solution process with a screen printing method. ZnO nanocrystals were formed from methanolic solutions of zinc acetate and acetylacetone or zinc acetylacetonato. Thickness, surface morphology and a grain size of ZnO of the films largely changed by the printing times and heat-treatment conditions. Dye sensitized solar cells were made of the present films. Characteristics of the cells were dependent on the film structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume216
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Thick films
Solar cells
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Zinc
Zinc Acetate
Screen printing
Nanocrystals
Surface morphology
Printing
Heat treatment

Keywords

  • Nanocrystal
  • Screen print
  • Solar cell
  • Thick film
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Fabrication of nanocrystalline ZnO thick films for solar cells. / Hosono, E.; Fujihara, Shinobu; Kimura, T.

In: Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 216, 2001, p. 69-72.

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