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Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Fiber and Its Application in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Guo, Lei

2010, Master of Science, Miami University, Paper Science and Engineering.
Dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) attracts significant research interest due to its potential to lower solar cell cost. Employing wire structure metal oxide as the electrode has been demonstrated in the literature to promote the faster electron transport. This thesis focuses on the synthesis of antimony doped ZnO fiber and how it affected the dye sensitized solar cells performance. The ZnO is grown by a simple thermal evaporation process. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) shows that the fiber reaches 70 μm, which is the longest ZnO fiber in the literature. Antimony is used as dopant to improve fiber conductivity. Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) study indicates that this crystal is composed of three phase: antimony doped Znic oxide (ZnO:Sb), ordonezite and zinc antimony oxide. The Current- Voltage (I-V) characteristics indicate that the conversion efficiency of dye sensitized solar cell was greatly enhanced by the use of this ZnO fiber.
Lei Kerr (Advisor)
Shashi Lalvani (Committee Member)
Catherine Almquist (Committee Member)
36 p.

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