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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014, Article ID 919163, 8 pages
Research Article

Improved Sensitization of Zinc Oxide Nanorods by Cadmium Telluride Quantum Dots through Charge Induced Hydrophilic Surface Generation

1Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
2Chair in Nanotechnology, Water Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 17, Al Khoudh, 123 Muscat, Oman
3Physics Department, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 17, Al Khoudh, 123 Muscat, Oman

Received 10 September 2014; Accepted 23 November 2014; Published 10 December 2014

Academic Editor: Anukorn Phuruangrat

Copyright © 2014 Karthik Laxman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The supplementary material contains Figure S1. CdTe QD size distribution using dynamic light scattering technique. Figure S2. Detailed analysis of the infrared (FTIR) spectra of ZnO NR’s before and after UVA. Figure S3. I-V characteristics of three individual solar cells manufactured with air annealed and UV annealed (UVA) ZnO NR photoelectrodes. Table S1. Increase in current density of solar cell after multiple CdTe QD deposition cycles.

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