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Photovoltaic activity in a ZnSe/PEO-chitosan blend electrolyte junction

Mohamad, Souad A. and Ali, Moazzam H. and Yahya, Rosiyah and Ibrahim, Zainol Abidin and Arof, Abdul Kariem (2007) Photovoltaic activity in a ZnSe/PEO-chitosan blend electrolyte junction. Ionics, 13 (4). pp. 235-240. ISSN 0947-7047

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Abstract Thin films of ZnSe and PEO–chitosan blend polymer doped with NH4I and iodine crystals were prepared to form the two sides of a semiconductor electrolyte junction. ZnSe was electrodeposited on indium tin oxide (ITO) conducting glass. The polymer is a blend of 50 wt% chitosan and 50 wt% polyethylene oxide. The polymer blend was complexed with ammonium iodide (NH4I), and some iodine crystals were added to the polymer–NH4I solution to provide the I−/I3−redox couple. The room temperature ionic conductivity of the polymer electrolyte is 4.32×10−6 S/cm. The polymer film was sandwiched between the ZnSe semiconductor and an ITO glass to form a ZnSe/polymer electrolyte/ITO photovoltaic cell. The open circuit voltage (Voc) of the fabricated cells ranges between 200 to 400 mV and the short circuit current between 7 to 10 μA.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2600/23838
Uncontrolled Keywords: ZnSe . PEO . Chitosan . Redox couple . Photovoltaic properties
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK2896 Production of electricity by direct energy conversion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Souad Al-Bat'hi
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 15:54
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 15:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23838

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