Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 23, pp 20485–20492 | Cite as

Photoelectric conversion enhancement of Ag modified p-type Cu2O/n-type ZnO transparent heterojunction device

  • Chuang Zhao
  • Jiaqi Pan
  • Beibei Wang
  • Zongjun Dong
  • Ziyuan Jiang
  • Jingjing Wang
  • Changsheng Song
  • Yingying Zheng
  • Chaorong LiEmail author


The Ag modified transparent Cu2O/ZnO p–n junction films were prepared by a simple magnetron sputtering process. The transparence and photoelectric conversion of these devices were investigated, which exhibited an obvious photoelectric conversion enhancement (PCE of 0.48%, ten times) than those of the unmodified heterojunction. Through analysis, the enhancement of the photoelectric conversion could be attributed to the remarkable Cu2O/ZnO p–n junction and Ag0 nanoparticles with the performances of photoelectron donor and surface enhanced plasmonic absorption.



This study was funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51672249, 51603187 and 51802282) and the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. LQ17F040004).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuang Zhao
    • 1
  • Jiaqi Pan
    • 1
  • Beibei Wang
    • 1
  • Zongjun Dong
    • 1
  • Ziyuan Jiang
    • 1
  • Jingjing Wang
    • 1
  • Changsheng Song
    • 1
  • Yingying Zheng
    • 1
  • Chaorong Li
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Key Laboratory of ATMMT Ministry of EducationZhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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