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Photovoltaic Characteristics of ZnO Nanotube Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and TiO2 Nanostructure

Abstract

The electrical transport in nanotube is extremely sensitive to local electrostatic environment due to their small size, large surface to volume ratio and high mobility. Among them, Oxide Zinc and Titanium are friendly for environment and promised materials. Dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is the only solar cell that can offer both the flexibility and transparency but its conversion efficiency is affected by physical and morphological parameters, like thickness, series resistance (Rs), ideality factor (n), saturation current (Is), shunt resistance (Rsh) and photocurrent (Iph) during elaboration as well as their normal use. This paper presents a simulation of photovoltaic characteristics of ZnO nanotube dye-sensitised solar cells and TiO2 nanostructure, by extracting the solar cell parameters which influence directly on solar cell output: conversion efficiency, fill factor, the short circuit photocurrent densities Isc and open-circuit voltage Voc. Furthermore, we review the relationship between geometry and output parameters

Yahia Chergui, Nadia Nehaoua, and DE Mekki

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