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CdSe-Sensitized p-CuSCN/Nanowire n-ZnO Heterojunctions

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  • The authors gratefully acknowledge Dr. Brian O'Regan for fruitful discussions.

Abstract

A fully inorganic analogue of the nanostructured dye-sensitized solar cell is fabricated using an electrochemically grown n-ZnO/CdSe core–shell nanowire array (see Figure). Filling the voids between the nanowires with p-type wide-bandgap CuSCN by a solution-deposition technique leads to an extremely thin solar cell exhibiting 2.3 % energy-conversion efficiency.

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