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Preparation and Study of CdO-CdO2 Nanoparticles for Solar Cells Applications

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—In this study, (CdO) thin film, which was prepared by chemical method and deposited by drop casting technique on glass and silicon substrates have been studied . The structural, optical and chemical analysis were investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements reveal that the (CdO) thin film was polycrystalline, cubic structure and there is no trace of the other material. UV-Vis measurements assure that the energy gap of (CdO) thin film was found to be 2.5eV. I-V characterization of the solar cell under illumination at 40mW/cm2 fluence was investigated . The open circuit voltage (Voc) was 4.1V and short-circuit current density (Isc) was 1.44 mA. These measurements show that the fill factor (FF) and the conversion efficiency (η) ,were 36.2% and 6.8% respectively.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 69)
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34-41
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M. H. Jadduaa et al., "Preparation and Study of CdO-CdO2 Nanoparticles for Solar Cells Applications", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 69, pp. 34-41, 2016
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Aug 2016
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