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Title: Study on dynamics of photoexcited charge injection and trapping in CdS quantum dots sensitized TiO{sub 2} nanowire array film electrodes

The photoexcited electrons transfer dynamics of the CdS quantum dots (QDs) deposited in TiO{sub 2} nanowire array films are studied using surface photovoltage (SPV) and transient photovoltage (TPV) techniques. By comparing the SPV results with different thicknesses of QDs layers, we can separate the dynamic characteristics of photoexcited electrons injection and trapping. It is found that the TPV signals of photoexcited electrons trapped in the CdS QDs occur at timescales of about 2 × 10{sup −8} s, which is faster than that of the photoexcited electrons injected from CdS into TiO{sub 2}. More than 90 nm of the thickness of the CdS QDs layer will seriously affect the photoexcited electrons transfer and injection.
Authors:
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  1. Key Laboratory for Special Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, Henan (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22300213
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CADMIUM SULFIDES; ELECTRODES; ELECTRON BEAM INJECTION; ELECTRON TRANSFER; FILMS; INJECTION; LAYERS; PHOTOCURRENTS; PHOTOEMISSION; QUANTUM DOTS; THICKNESS; TITANIUM OXIDES; TRANSIENTS; TRAPPING NANOWIRES