Fabrication of a zinc aluminum oxide nanowire array photoelectrode for a solar cell using a high vacuum die casting technique

Chin-Guo Kuo, Jung Hsuan Chen, Yueh Han Liu

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Zinc aluminum alloy nanowire was fabricated by the vacuum die casting. Zinc aluminum alloy was melted, injected into nanomold under a hydraulic pressure, and solidified as nanowire shape. Nanomold was prepared by etching aluminum sheet with a purity of 99.7 wt.% in oxalic acid solution. A nanochannel within nanomold had a pore diameter of 80 nm and a thickness of 40 m. Microstructure and characteristic analysis of the alumina nanomold and zinc-aluminum nanowire were performed by scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction analysis, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Zinc aluminum oxide nanowire array was produced using the thermal oxidation method and designed for the photoelectrode application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number302075
JournalInternational Journal of Photoenergy
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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