Electrodeposited ZnO-nanowire/Cu2O photovoltaic device with highly resistive ZnO intermediate layer
Mohd Zamzuri, Mohammad Zain
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Cl-doped ZnO-nanowire (Cl:ZnO-nws)/Cu2O photovoltaic devices were prepared by electrodeposition in aqueous solutions, and the effects of the insertion of the highly resistive ZnO (i-ZnO) layer has been demonstrated by an improvement of the photovoltaic performance. The Cl:ZnO-nws and i-ZnO layer were prepared by electrodeposition in a zinc chloride aqueous solution with saturated molecular oxygen and simple zinc nitrate aqueous solution, respectively. The i-ZnO layer was directly deposited on the Cl:ZnO-nws and suppressed the electrodeposition of the Cu2O layer on the Cl:ZnO-nws. The insertion of the i-ZnO layer between the Cl:ZnO-nws and Cu2O layers induced an improvement in the photovoltaic performance from 0.40 to 1.26% with a 0.35 V open circuit voltage, 7.1 mA•cm-2 short circuit current density, and 0.52 fill factor due to the reduction of the recombination loss.