Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 34, Issue 7, pp 687–692 | Cite as

Performance of Cu2O/ZnO Solar Cell Prepared By Two-Step Electrodeposition



Cu2O/ZnO solar cells with improved performance were fabricated by an inexpensive two-step process. The process involves potentiostatic deposition of ZnO on NESA glass (tin-oxide-coated glass) followed by galvanostatic deposition of Cu2O to form Cu2O/ZnO/NESA solar cells with a short-circuit photocurrent density of 2.08 mA cm−2,an open-circuit voltage of 0.19 V, a fill factor of 0.295 and conversion efficiency of 0.117%. The performance of the solar cells thus prepared is discussed in terms of the laminated structure, construction of the heterojunction, and the crystallinity and optical properties of each semiconductor.

cuprous oxide electrodeposition heterojunction solar cell NESA substrate zinc oxide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan University Nojihigashi, KusatsuShigaJapan

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