Fabrication and characterization of CdTe nanorod/conjugated polymer solar cells

Yoonmook Kang, Donghwan Kim

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Vertically aligned CdTe nanorods were fabricated by electrodeposition and were applied for the active layer of solar cells after being combined with poly(3-octylthiophene) (P3OT), a conjugated polymer. The fabrication of CdTe nanorods was confirmed by various methods such as scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and optical absorption measurement. The CdTe nanorods had the zinc blende structure. The electrodeposited CdTe showed an n-type behavior with the electric resistivity and the electron density of 2×106 Ωcm, 1.3×1010cm-3, respectively. Quantum efficiency curve of the hybrid solar cells exhibited a peak at the same wavelength as the optical absorption for CdTe nanorods. The hybrid solar cells demonstrated a power conversion efficiency of 1.06%, whereas the efficiency was only 0.0006% without the nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event31st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2005 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: 2005 Jan 32005 Jan 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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