CdS/CdSe quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSCs) based on ZnO nanorods, 4.55 μm in length, were studied. Many studies have shown that the performance of QDSCs is limited by a recombination process. Therefore, the interface layer was fabricated on the surface of the ZnO nanorods to retard recombination at the interface between the semiconductor and electrolyte. Overall, the performance of the QDSCs was improved by a surface coating of aluminum isopropoxide (Al 2O3) on the ZnO nanorod, which facilitates a decrease in electron recombination and increased adsorption of CdS/CdSe QDs on the ZnO nanorods.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Materials Science
- Condensed Matter Physics