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Journal of Nanoscience
Volume 2013, Article ID 167517, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/167517
Research Article

Charge Transport in 1-D Nanostructured CdS Dye Sensitized Solar Cell

1Department of Physics, Fatima College, Madurai 625014, India
2Department of Physics, Yadava College, Madurai 625014, India
3School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625 021, India

Received 26 March 2013; Revised 21 August 2013; Accepted 22 August 2013

Academic Editor: Liqiang Jing

Copyright © 2013 M. Ragam 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.

Abstract

Charge transport in eosin yellow sensitized CdS 1-D nanostructures is studied. Direct conduction pathway for electron transport in nanowires enhances in CdS nanowires compared to nanorods and nanoparticles. characterization of nanowires results in improved efficiency of 0.184% due to fewer interparticle connections. Increase in is observed by coating CdS 1-D nanostructures on TiO2 substrate which reduces rate of recombination and photocorrosive nature of CdS photoanodes. Enhancement in efficiency up to 0.501% is achieved for CdS 1-D nanostructures DSSCs on TiO2 substrate.