Well-aligned CdS nanorod/conjugated polymer solar cells

Yoonmook Kang, Donghwan Kim

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Optoelectronic properties of hybrid solar cells were investigated by mixing cadmium sulfide nanorods with a conjugated polymer, poly[2-methoxy-5-(2′- ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV). CdS nanorods were grown vertically on Ti substrates by electrochemical deposition through a porous alumina template. Absorption spectrum of the composite layer was the same as the superposition of the absorption spectrum of each individual material. The photoluminescence signal from MEH-PPV film was reduced as a result of the mixing. The energy conversion efficiency of MEH-PPV solar cell improved from 0.0012% to about 0.60% when combined with the vertically aligned CdS nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-174
Number of pages9
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 23


  • CdS
  • Hybrid solar cell
  • Nanorod
  • Organic
  • Photovoltaic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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