Effect of metal oxide morphology on electron injection from CdSe quantum dots to ZnO

Kaibo Zheng, Karel Žídek, Mohamed Abdellah, Pavel Chábera, Mahmoud S. Abd El-Sadek, Tõnu Pullerits

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Abstract

Performance of quantum dot sensitized solar cells relies on a rapid electron injection from quantum dot to metal oxide. We studied the injection process in CdSe-ZnO system by ultrafast time-resolved absorption spectroscopy for two types of acceptor morphologies-nanowires and nanoparticles films. Based on comparison between experimental data and Marcus theory, we demonstrate that the acceptor morphology has a significant impact on electron injection due to (i) change in material permittivity and (ii) different density of the band-edge states. The results open a reference to improve injection efficiency in quantum dot-metal oxide system by selection of the acceptor morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163119
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume102
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 22 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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