Synthesis of hybrid solar cells using CdS nanowire array grown on conductive glass substrates

Jung Chul Lee, Wonjoo Lee, Sung Hwan Han, Tae Geun Kim, Yun Mo Sung

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High-density CdS nanowire (NW) arrays were successfully grown on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO)-coated glass substrates by vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism at a remarkably reduced temperature of ∼450 °C. Bi catalyst layer and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) played a major role in the low-temperature synthesis of high-quality CdS NW arrays. CdS NWs were defect free single crystalline Wurtzite crystals and they were 50-100 nm and 2-5 μm in diameter and length, respectively. CdS NWs were combined with poly[2-methoxy-5-(2′-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV), a conjugated polymer to form organic-inorganic hybrid structures. The UV-visible light absorption and emission behavior of MEH-PPV/CdS hybrids was investigated and their potential to be used as photovoltaic cells was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan


  • CdS Nanowires
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid
  • Photovoltaic property
  • Solar cells
  • Vapor-liquid-solid (VLS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry


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