Gas sensing with solar cells: The case of NH3 detection through nanocarbon/silicon hybrid heterojunctions

Stefania Pagliara, Luigi Ermenegildo Sangaletti, Giovanni Drera, Sonia Freddi, Federico Alberto De Poli, Maurizio De Crescenzi, Paola Castrucci

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Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) cells based on single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT)/silicon (Si) and multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/Si junctions were tested under exposure to NH3 in the 0–21 ppm concentration range. The PV cell parameters remarkably changed upon NH3 exposure, suggesting that these junctions, while being operated as PV cells, can react to changes in the environment, thereby acting as NH3 gas sensors. Indeed, by choosing the open-circuit voltage, VOC, parameter as read-out, it was found that these cells behaved as gas sensors, operating at room temperature with a response higher than chemiresistors developed on the same layers. The sensitivity was further increased when the whole current–voltage (I–V) curve was collected and the maximum power values were tracked upon NH3 exposure.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-11
Numero di pagine11
RivistaNanomaterials
Volume10
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • CNT/Si heterojunctions
  • PV cells
  • ammonia
  • Gas sensing

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