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Fabrication, nanostructures and electronic properties of nanodiamond-based solar cells
Akihiko NAGATA1, Takeo OKU1, Kenji KIKUCHI1, Atsushi SUZUKI1, Yasuhiro YAMASAKI2, Eiji OSAWA3
1. Department of Materials Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture, 2500 Hassaka, Hikone, Shiga 522-8533, Japan; 2. Orient Chemical industries Co., Ltd., Department of New Business, 8-1 Sanra-Higashi-Machi, Neyagawa, Osaka, 572-8581, Japan; 3. NanoCarbon Research Institute, Ltd., 3-15-1 Tokida, Ueda, Nagano, 386-8567, Japan
Abstract:  Nanodiamond-based solar cells were fabricated and the photovoltaic properties were investigated. Fullerene (C60) and fullerenol (C60(OH)10-12) were used as n-type semiconductors, and diamond nanoparticles and metal phthalocyanine derivative were used as p-type semiconductors. The nanostructures of the solar cells were investigated by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffracometry, and the electronic property was discussed
Keywords:  solar cell; nanodiamond; C60; phthalocyanine
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