Fabrication of nanocrystalline ZnO thick films for solar cells

E. Hosono, S. Fujihara, T. Kimura

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ZnO nanocrystalline thick films were fabricated based upon a solution process with a screen printing method. ZnO nanocrystals were formed from methanolic solutions of zinc acetate and acetylacetone or zinc acetylacetonato. Thickness, surface morphology and a grain size of ZnO of the films largely changed by the printing times and heat-treatment conditions. Dye sensitized solar cells were made of the present films. Characteristics of the cells were dependent on the film structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Event20th Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan - Kawasaki, Japan
Duration: 2000 Oct 262000 Oct 27


  • Nanocrystal
  • Screen print
  • Solar cell
  • Thick film
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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