Characterization of La-alloyed CdS QDs synthesized by the successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) technique


Ekinci A., Sahin Ö. , Horoz S.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, vol.29, no.6, pp.5233-5238, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10854-017-8488-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.5233-5238

Abstract

In this present study, the photovoltaic, structural, elemental and optical properties of La-alloyed CdS quantum dots (QDs) synthesized at room temperature using the successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) technique were investigated for the first time. For La-alloyed CdS QDs with different La concentrations, incident photons to current efficiency (IPCE) was measured and the optimum La concentration giving the best solar cell efficiency was determined as 1%. Characterization procedures were then performed to determine the structural and optical properties of La-alloyed CdS QDs with 1% La. As a result, La-alloyed CdS QDs with 1% La have been proposed as promising materials for photovoltaic applications.