Hybrid solar cells using CdS thin films deposited via spray pyrolysis technique

Yuksel S. A. , GÜNEŞ S. , GÜNEY H. Y.

THIN SOLID FILMS, vol.540, pp.242-246, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 540
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tsf.2013.05.126
  • Title of Journal : THIN SOLID FILMS
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-246


The paper presents the photovoltaic performance of hybrid solar cells comprising of thin films of cadmium sulphide and poly(3-hexyl) thiophene. Cadmium sulphide thin films were deposited using spray pyrolysis technique. Current-voltage characterizations were performed for cadmium sulphide/poly(3-hexyl) thiophene heterojunctions in dark and under illumination (100 mWcm(-2)). The best device yields a short circuit current density of 1.54 mA/cm(2), an open circuit voltage of 343 mV, and a power conversion efficiency of 0.15%. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.