Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1999, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (10): 905-910.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19991009

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Photoelectrochemical Studies on the Nanostructured ZnO/Dye/PPy Electrode

Li Wei-Hua, Hao Yan-Zhong, Qiao Xue-Bin, Zhang Li, Yang Mai-Zhi, Cai Sheng-Min   

  1. College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering,Peking University,Beijing 100871
  • Received:1998-12-31 Revised:1999-03-29 Published:1999-10-15
  • Contact: Yang Mai-Zhi


The nanostructured ZnO film electrodes were prepared. PPy and RuL 2(NCS) 2 could sensitize nanostructured ZnO film electrode. An initial PEC solar cell based on nanostructured ZnO/Dye/PPy (polypyrrole) film electrode was fabricated. A fill factor of 0.754 and a high overall light to electricity conversion efficiency of 1.3%for this type of solar cell were obtained. The sensitization mechanisms of the nanostructured ZnO electrodes were also discussed.

Key words: Nanostructured ZnO film electrode, PEC solar cell, Photosensitization, Photoelectrochemistry