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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
Affiliation:
London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, the UK,
Poopathy Kathirgamanathan
Affiliation:
School of Engineering, Wolfson Centre, Brunel University, the UK,
Arokia Nathan
Affiliation:
London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, the UK,
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Abstract

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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