Gondoni, Paolo and Mazzolini, Piero and Russo, Valeria and Petrozza, Annamaria and Srivastava, Avanish K. and Bassi, Andrea Li and Casari, Carlo S. (2014) Enhancing light harvesting by hierarchical functionally graded transparent conducting Al-doped ZnO nano- and mesoarchitectures. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 128. 248-253 . ISSN 0927-0248

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A functionally graded Al-doped ZnO structure is presented which combines conductivity, visible transparency and light scattering with mechanical flexibility. The nano- and meso-architectures, constituted by a hierarchical, large surface area, mesoporous tree-like structure evolving in a compact layer, are synthesized at room temperature and are fully compatible with plastic substrates. Light trapping capability is demonstrated by showing up to 100% improvement of light absorption of a low bandgap polymer employed as the active layer.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Hierarchicalstructures Zinc oxide Electrodes Porous materials Photovoltaicmaterials
Subjects: Energy Fuels
Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 06:27
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 06:27
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1287

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