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Maziyar Marandi

Maziyar Marandi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4882-2033
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55650454400
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Aqueous synthesis of CdSeTe‑alloyed quantum dots, fabrication of CdSeTe, CdS and CdSe QDs‑sensitized solar cells and optimization of the sensitizing, light scattering and passivating layers
CdSeTe NCs; Aqueous synthesis; Multilayer photoelectrode; CdSe QDs; Light scattering layer
Journal Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing
Researchers Maziyar Marandi ، Neda Shahidi ، sepideh hossein abadi


In this research, quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSCs) with multilayer photoelectrodes, i.e., the TiO2 nanocrystals/ CdSeTe/CdS/CdSe/ZnS, were fabricated and investigated. The CdSeTe nanocrystals (NCs) were easily synthesized in aqueous solution and deposited on nanocrystalline TiO2 scafold through drop-casting method. The other sensitizing/passivizing flms were also prepared by successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) and chemical bath deposition (CBD) methods. It was shown that QDSC with TiO2 nanocrystals/CdSeTe/CdS/ZnS photoanode demonstrated an energy conversion effciency of 2.95%. This efficiency was enhanced about 30% through the addition and optimization of a CdSe QDs film in the photoelectrode. The CdSe-sensitizing flm was effectively deposited in just 9 min and ZnS was applied as the normal passivating film. In the next stage, TiO2 hollow spheres (HSs) were prepared with desired dimension via a template scarifying approach to enhance the light travelling path inside the photoelectrode and increase the light harvesting efficiency. The mentioned point resulted in 12% enhancement compared to the HSs-free QDSC. The last improvement was finally performed by optimization of the ZnS passivating layer and showed a 30% improvement in PCE of the fnal QDSC in comparison with HSs-free CdSeTe/CdS/CdSe-sensitized solar cell. The pioneer cell was compared with the CdSe and HSs-free reference cell which demonstrated a considerable 68% enhancement in photovoltaic performance.