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Investigating the Photoelectrochemistry of Transparent ZnO Grown on ITO/Plastic for Flexible Photoelectrochemical Cell and Photovoltaic Application

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 July 2012

Yuji Suzuki
London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, the UK,
Poopathy Kathirgamanathan
School of Engineering, Wolfson Centre, Brunel University, the UK,
Arokia Nathan
London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, the UK,
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ZnO was electrochemically grown on ITO coated polyethylene (PET) substrate. By sandwiching the electrolyte (sodium para-toluene sulfonate) with so grown ZnO/ITO/PET substrate with another ITO/Plastic substrate, a transparent ZnO based flexible PV cells was fabricated. The efficiency of 0.3% was obtained when shined under UV light. It was concluded that there will be a significant trade-off between with its performance although the optical transparency is very attractive.

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