Md. Faruk Hossain

Md. Faruk Hossain
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology · Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

D. Engg (JP), M.Engg.(JP), MSc Engg. (RUET) BSc (RUET)

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Introduction
* Fabrication of Nanostructured Metal-oxide p-type or n-type materials. * Assembling Perovskite and Dye-sensitized Solar Cells with Low-Cost materials. * Water and Air purification by using Nanotechnology. * Hydrogen generation (Water Splitting) using Photoelectrochemical Cell. * Fuzzy Based Automatic Generation Control in Electrical Power System.
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June 2016 - present
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
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  • Professor
January 2015 - present
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
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  • Professor (Associate)
January 2015 - June 2016
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (102)
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The economy of Bangladesh is mostly dependent upon agriculture that requires an innovative and reliable system for irrigation. The limitations of conventional systems can be reformed by employing smart irrigation systems which will be IoT (Internet of Things) based and automated. This paper offers the idea of smart irrigation and the following rese...
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This research presents a highly sensitive surface plasmon resonance (SPR) optical salinity sensor based on angular interrogation method for the quantification of salinity and desalination of sea water. The proposed salinity sensor structure composed of prism-silver (Ag)-silicon (Si)-Franckeite-sensing medium. To achieve the best possible performanc...
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Cd-free ZnCuInS/ZnS quantum dot-based light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) were fabricated using metallic sputtered ZnO. The undoped and metallic ZnO film was prepared with substrate heating to enhance the electronics properties of the oxide layer. The semiconductor properties of the ZnO layer were examined by using Hall effect measurements. The structura...
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The novelty of this work is to fabricate the double-walled (DW) TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNAs) by an anode oxidation method with NH4F-based electrolyte and Zinc counter electrode (CE, c-Zn) and to investigate the photodegradation performance of these TNAs. The structural, optical, and photodegradation performance of TNAs with c-Zn material have been c...
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The novelty of this work is to fabricate the Nanosticks (NSs) like CdS sensitizer on the surface of TiO₂ electrode by chemical bath deposition (CBD) method with a very high vacuum annealed at 350 °C for 30 min. Whereas, nanocrystalline TiO₂ electrodes have been prepared on FTO (SnO₂: F) glass by a spin-coating method with high purity (99.99%, Degus...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze the effect of adding graphene layer on the porous silicon waveguide sensor. From rigorous theoretical calculations it is found that the resonant porous silicon sensor shows a 60-fold improvement in sensitivity over conventional SPR technology [1]. This paper proposes a Psi waveguide sensor designed in FDTD Lumeri...
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The nanostructured ZnO thin films have been fabricated on seedless SnO2: In (ITO) substrate by using an inexpensive and uncovered hydrothermal method. These prepared ZnO films are used as electron transporting materials to fabricate the perovskite solar cells (PeSCs). The performance of PeSC has been varied with ZnO-deposition temperatures ranges f...
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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) films have been deposited on indium-doped tin oxide (ITO) glass substrate by electron-beam evaporation (EBE) system at room temperature (RT, 25 °C). After that, prepared TiO2 films are annealed at different temperatures of 150, 250, 350, 400, 450 and 500 °C. The novelty of this work is to investigate the effect of annealing...
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In this simultion work, the effect of front and back contacts of p-n homojunction Si solar cell with an electron-blocking layer (EBL) has been studied with the help of a strong solar cell simulator named AMPS-1D (analysis of microelectronic and photonic structures one dimensional). Without the effect of these contact parameters, low solar cell effi...
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Organic halide perovskites have been gained importance as a new class of propitious semiconductor material for photovoltaics with excellent light harvesting properties and remarkably high power conversion efficiency. Due to different working mechanisms, the model for perovskite solar cells differs from that of silicon solar cells and Dye Sensitized...
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Highly aligned titania (TiO2) nanotube (NT) arrays have been grown on titanium sheet by using a self organized anodic oxidation method at different potentials (34 to 74 V) in a NH4F and ethylene glycol based electrolyte. Two sets of TiO2 NT arrays have been fabricated with and without using cooling systems. Without cooling system, the solution temp...
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This paper presents a modular cascaded H-bridge multilevel photovoltaic (PV) inverter for three-phase grid-connected solar cell. An angular controlled modulation scheme has been proposed for Modular Multilevel Converter in this application. To maximize the solar energy extraction in various irradiance, Incremental Conductance algorithm for maximum...
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The photovoltaic cells are the best way to use solar energy by absorbing the photons radiation. The aim of this paper work is to simulate perovskite solar cell and finding the optimum thickness of the absorber layer. Here we run a simulation of perovskite solar cells on SCAPS-1D simulator software. The cell structure employs similarity with other i...
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The Hole Transport-Electron Blocking Layer (HT-EBL) and Electron Transport-Hole Blocking Layer (ET-HBL) are added on the front surface and back surface of the silicon wafer respectively for designing the high efficiency p-n homojunction Si solar cell in this simulation. The cell was simulated using A One-Dimensional Device Simulation Program for An...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze the effect of adding graphene layer on the porous silicon waveguide sensor. From rigorous theoretical calculations it is found that the resonant porous silicon sensor shows a 60-fold improvement in sensitivity over conventional SPR technology [1]. This paper proposes a Psi waveguide sensor designed in FDTD Lumeri...
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Dye-Sensitized solar cell (DSSC) has long been regarded as one auspicious choice for the alternative way to convert the solar energy to electric energy. In this work, DSSC has been fabricated using the natural dye extracted from Syzygium cumini fruits. Here, nanocrystalline TiO 2 deposited on the fluorine doped tin-oxide (FTO) glass substrate has b...
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The aim of this work is to deposit nanostructure zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films by thermal evaporation system with modified source-substrate orientation. At first, the zinc films have been deposited on bare glass substrate with chamber pressure of 0.04 Torr, source temperature of 700 °C and various deposition times of 1, 5, 30 min. The prepared zinc f...
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The novelty of this work is to propose some shapes of graphene heat spreaders achieving minimum temperature for an optimized simulated shape. The simulation was observed by COMSOL software with varying the spreader flakes shapes. This paper is demonstrated with the inclusion of several hot spots at three locations for analyzing the overall temperat...
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In this paper, fabrication of ZnO nanoparticle photoanodes for water splitting application is presented. At first, metal zinc films have been deposited on bare fluorine-doped tin oxide glass substrates by thermal evaporation method with chamber pressure 0.05 mbar, source temperature 700 °C and source-substrate distance 3 cm for fabrication of the p...
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The aim of this work is to fabricate high-crystalline nanoporous zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films by a modified thermal evaporation system. First, zinc thin films have been deposited on bare glass substrate by the modified thermal evaporation system with pressure of 0.05mbar, source-substrate distance of 3cm and source temperature 700C. Then, high-cryst...
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In this investigation hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC:H) solar cell has been investigated and characterized by using the Analysis of Microelectronics and Photonic Structures (AMPS-1D) simulator. Although some works have been done to simulate this type of solar cell but by affecting the bandgap and thickness to improve the efficiency i...
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Graphene has an extremely high thermal conductivity which can be used as a great heat spreader. The novelty of this work is to propose an optimized shape of heat spreaders with less temperature than other researchers' data. The simulation result has varied by COMSOL software with the various shapes of heat spreaders and to select an optimized shape...
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The aim of this work is to deposit nanocrystalline TiO2 films by DC reactive facing-target sputtering (FTS) technique. The TiO2 films have been deposited in Fluorine doped tin-oxide (FTO) glass substrate by FTS with sputtering pressure of 2.0 Pa, and Ar/O2 gas ratio of 7∶3. The main attraction of this paper is to correlate the structural, optical a...
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In this paper, we have reported a comparative deposition mechanism based on Electrodeposition method for a numbers of applied potential differences (PD) between the electrodes ranging from 0.62Vdc to 0.82Vdc. Keeping same concentration of zinc nitrate electrolyte as well as maintaining a constant distance between electrodes we conduct a computerize...
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The aim of this work is to photodegrade the textile Azo dye by TiO2 nanotubes (NTs) arrays. Highly aligned TiO2 NTs have been fabricated by using a self organized anodic oxidation method with ammonia fluorinated and ethylene glycol based electrolyte. The surface morphology has been confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The NTs are grown...
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The novelty of this work is to deposit hexagonal ZnO nanorods (NRs) on seedless glass substrate by uncovered hydrothermal method. Zinc nitrate and hexamethylenetetramine have been used as reagent without further purification. The hexagonal ZnO NRs have been confirmed by the image of scanning electron and atomic force microscopes. From the X-ray dif...
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The aim of this work is to fabricate highly aligned titanium oxide (TiO 2 ) nanotube (NT) arrays by using a self organized anodic oxidation method with different ammonium fluoride (NH 4 F) concentrations in ethylene glycol based electrolyte. The formation and growth mechanism of TiO 2 NTs have been discussed and observed the effect of changing fluo...
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The aim of this work is to clean textile-wasted water by using TiO 2 nanoparticles.The TiO 2 nanoparticle films have been deposited on bare glass substrate by home-made screen-printing method. Handmade screen printer sample were used for cleaning waste water which was created by mixing Methylene Blue with water. TiO 2 nanoparticlesdegraded methylen...
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In this work, a digitalized dipping and withdrawing system for sol-gel method has been designed and fabricated with the help of microcontroller and stepper motor. The major advantages of this system over existing automatic dipping and withdrawing system, are to minimize vibration in the substrate, by using matrix keypad any length from 1 to 70mm ca...
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The aim of this work is to make a simplified thermal evaporation system for the fabrication of any kind of nanostructure thin film. Zinc thin film has been deposited on bare glass substrate by the proposed thermal evaporation system with 0.05 mbar pressure, 7000C source temperature and 10 minutes deposition time. For obtaining zinc oxide (ZnO) nano...
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The aim of this study is to fabricate novel ZnO nanomushrooms (NMs) for improving the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) performance. The ZnO NMs have been fabricated on ZnO-seeded ${rm SnO}_{2}$ :F (FTO) glass substrate by simple and inexpensive hydrothermal method at low temperature of 150 °C. The high-crystalline ZnO seed layer prepared on the FT...
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This paper describes the fabrication of digitalized spin coating system to deposit thin films on glass substrate. The digitalized spin coating system has been integrated with an automatic control arrangement, where a microcontroller unit, a character display, a matrix keypad and a dc motor has been employed. A dc motor has been used to spin the sub...
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A natural grape juice has been extracted from grape fruits, purified and successfully applied as a dye on nanocrystalline TiO2 photoelectrode for the fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC). The KI/I2 based electrolyte and carbon counter electrode were the other components in this DSC. The extracted grape-dye showed much similar photovoltaic...
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In this work, ZnO thin films were deposited on glass substrate using automatic sol-gel process, rather than conventional sol-gel process, and the optical properties of the prepared films were also measured. Using zinc acetate, ethanol, diethanolamine and de-ionized water, ZnO films were prepared by varying the number of coatings (2-5 dipping iterat...
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Nanostructured WO3 films are prepared on p-Si substrate by facing target sputtering (FTS) method with sputtering pressure, 0.1 Pa and 200W. The sample is annealed at 850 C in air with 5 C/min. The as-deposited and annealed WO3 films have been characterized by the Grazing incidence X-ray diffractometer, Field emission electron microscopy, and Ultrav...
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The aim of this work is to control the length of the substrate, which is covered by ZnO thin films by using a cost effective automatic sol-gel process. In conventional sol-gel process dipping and withdrawing is done manually, which can create vibration in the substrate while withdrawing/dipping. As a result the interference fringes will not remain...
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The aim of this work is to control the length of the substrate, which is covered by ZnO thin films by using a cost effective automatic sol-gel process. In conventional sol-gel process dipping and withdrawing is done manually, which can create vibration in the substrate while withdrawing/dipping. As a result the interference fringes will not remain...
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The spray pyrolysis technique offers an extremely easy way to prepare thin films with dopants, virtually any element in any proportion by merely adding it in a spray solution. The simplified spray pyrolysis system contains precursor chamber, spray nozzle unit, electric heater, air compressor and spray-dry controlling unit. The aim of this work is t...
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TiO2 nanotube arrays have an important role on the application of solar cells, air purification, dust water cleaning and hydrogen fuel generation. Highly aligned titanium oxide (TiO2) nanotube (NT) arrays have been grown on titanium sheet by using a self organized anodic oxidation method at different potentials (32 to 52V) in a NH4F and ethylene gl...
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Nanostructured ZnO thin films have been deposited on ZnO seed layer by the uncovered hydrothermal method at low temperature of 85°C. The ZnO seed layer has prepared on SnO2:F glass substrate by using spray pyrolysis method with constant substrate temperature of 400°C. The films are characterized with various deposition times. Morphologies, crystall...
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In this study, cadmium sulfide (CdS)-sensitized and Ruthenium (Ru)-dye (N3) sensitized solar cells have been fabricated and compared, where nanoporous titanium oxide (TiO2) photoelectrode of equal thickness has been prepared on SnO2:F coated glass substrate using TiO2 paste. The CdS have been deposited by an ammonia free chemical bath deposition te...
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The nanostructured TiO2 films have deposited on SnO2:F (FTO) coated glass substrate by spray pyrolysis technique at different substrate temperatures of 200-500 degrees C. The structural, surface morphological and optical properties of TiO2 films significantly vary with the substrate temperature. The surface of the TiO2 films deposited at 400 degree...
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Solar cells were fabricated using novel bubble-like CdSe nanoclusters sensitized highly ordered titanium oxide nanotube (TiO2 NT) array, prepared by anodization technique. The CdSe sensitization of TiO2 NT arrays was carried out by a chemical bath deposition method with freshly prepared sodium selenosufite, ammonium hydroxide and cadmium acetate de...
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The aim of this work is to improve the photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) using a thin ZnO passivating-layer and micro-disc/ring structured ZnO photoelectrodes. A thin ZnO passivating-layer is prepared on the SnO2:F (FTO) substrate by facing-target sputtering technique, which prevents the short-circuit in DSC, and back-tran...
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Nanocrystalline TiO <sub>2</sub> films were deposited on SnO <sub>2</sub>: F (FTO) coated glass substrate by the facing-target sputtering technique. Ruthenium complex-based dye was used to sensitize TiO <sub>2</sub> films and carbon paste coated on FTO glass was used as a counterelectrode. The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) performance was investi...
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To improve the photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting efficiency for hydrogen production, we reported the fabrication of lotus-root-shaped, highly smooth and ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays (TiO2 NTs) by a simple and effective two-step anodization method. The TiO2 NTs prepared in the two-step anodization process (2-step TiO2 NTs) showed better sur...
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Dumbbell-shaped hexagonal and well-aligned ZnO nanorod arrays (NRAs) were fabricated by simple and low temperature aqueous solution technique on ZnO-coated FTO substrate and in solution respectively. Structural analysis revealed an excellent crystal quality and wurtzite hexagonal structure of ZnO nanostructures. ZnO nanostructures were used as the...
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In this paper, the alpha-Fe(2)O(3) (hematite) films were reactively prepared by dc facing targets sputtering method. The ultrathin Pt layer with thickness of around 2 nm was deposited on the surface of alpha-Fe(2)O(3) films by dc diode sputtering method. X-ray diffraction, spectrophotometer, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spe...
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A vertically aligned transparent TiO2 nanotube array (tTNA) of significantly enhanced tube-length 6.3 ± 0.3 µm was successfully synthesized on glass substrates by anodization technique with ammonium fluoride and ethylene glycol-based electrolyte. Prior to anodization, Ti metal was deposited on glass substrate by facing-target sputtering technique w...
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In this study, cadmium sulfide (CdS)-sensitized solar cells have been fabricated, where nanoporous titanium oxide (TiO2) photoelectrode of equal thickness has been prepared on SnO2:F coated glass substrate using TiO2 paste. Different amounts of CdS have been deposited by an ammonia-free chemical bath deposition technique with various deposition tim...
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In this paper, various zinc oxide (ZnO) films are deposited by a versatile and effective dc-reactive facing-target sputtering method. The ratios of Ar to O(2) in the mixture gas are varied from 8:2 to 6:4 at a fixed sputtering pressure of 1.0 Pa. X-ray diffraction, spectrophotometer and scanning electron microscope are used to study the crystal str...
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Nanostructured ZnO photoelectrodes were synthesized on SnO2:F (FTO) glass substrate coated with sol–gel based ZnO seed layer via hydrothermal route at various deposition times: 30, 60, 90 and 180min. Ruthenium based dye and carbon counter electrode were used for the fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). Interestingly, nanolipsticks stru...
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Transparent WO3/TiO2 bilayered thin films were deposited on glass substrates by facing target sputtering technique with different amounts of WO3 exposed surface (0%, 30%, 50%, 80%, and 100%) to study the separate role of WO3 and TiO2 in the photocatalytic activity of the composite system. The crystallographic and optical properties of WO3 and the T...
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In this study, the porous zinc oxide (ZnO) films were deposited on SnO2:F coated glass substrate by sol-gel technique with zinc acetate as precursor, ethanol as solvent, and diethanolamine as chelating agent. Two sets of ZnO films with equal number of coatings and the same film thicknesses were deposited with various zinc acetate concentrations. Th...
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This study reports the fabrication of undoped and Al-doped ZnO nanowall structures on ordinary glass substrate by low cost spray pyrolysis technique at low deposition temperature of 350 °C. Structural, surface, optical, and photocatalytic studies of these nanostructures have been performed. Surface study confirms the nanowall structure of the fabri...
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Transparent titanium oxide (TiO2) photoelectrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) were deposited on fluorine doped tin oxide substrate by a sol-gel dip coating technique with acetic acid as an acid catalyst, where crystallinity can be achieved at a relatively low annealing temperature. Repetitive dip coating and drying, with two intermediate...
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In this investigation, transparent TiO2 films were deposited with various direct current powers, ranging from 200 W to 500 W by facing target reactive sputtering technique to study the photocatalytic activity by the measurement of photo-decomposition of methanol under UV–visible irradiation. All the as-deposited TiO2 thin films, prepared with sputt...
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In this investigation, cadmium sulfide (CdS)-sensitized stable Grätzel solar cell has been fabricated, where nano-crystalline titanium oxide (TiO2) photoelectrode has been deposited on SnO2:F coated glass substrate by facing target reactive sputtering technique and CdS sensitizing layer has been deposited by chemical bath deposition technique. The...
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The aim of this work is to prevent short-circuits in the solar cells and back transfer of electrons due to direct contact between the electrolyte and the conductive substrate. A thin passivating TiO2 under layer was deposited on SnO2:F coated glass substrate by facing target sputtering technique with different sputtering pressures: 0.1, 1.0 and 2.0...
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In the present work, the intelligent load frequency controllers have been developed to regulate the power output and system frequency by controlling the speed of the generator with the help of fuel rack position control. This paper presents the implementation of fuzzy based integral controller (FIC) for controlling frequency and tie line power of i...
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CdS–TiO2 thin film heterojunctions were prepared on glass and indium tin oxide (ITO) substrates with the aim of improving photocatalytic efficiency both in UV–visible and visible light irradiation. The CdS under-layers were prepared by chemical bath deposition technique and subsequently they were annealed in the high vacuum of 5×10−5 Pa at the temp...
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Nanocrystalline Ti O <sub>2</sub> photoelectrodes were successfully deposited on Sn O <sub>2</sub>: F coated glass substrate by facing target reactive sputtering technique with different substrate temperatures ranging from room temperature to 400 ° C . Low cost chlorophylline based dye was used along with carbon paste on Sn O <sub>2</sub>: F glass...
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Nanocrystalline TiO2 films were prepared by facing target reactive sputtering on SnO2:F coated glass substrates with different sputtering pressures: 1.2 Pa, 1.6 Pa and 2.0 Pa for the fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). These films were sensitized with a dye solution of chlorophyllin–sodium copper salt in water. The amount of dye incor...
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In this investigation, Cr-doped TiO2 thin films were prepared on glass substrate with various doping concentrations to study the photocatalytic activity in UV–visible light irradiation. The Cr-doped TiO2 thin films were prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering using various sputtering pressures to control the Cr doping concentration. The optical p...
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In this investigation, transparent TiO2 films were deposited at various substrate temperatures: RT, 200 °C, 300 °C and 400 °C by DC reactive magnetron sputtering technique to study the photocatalytic activity by the measurement of decomposition of methanol under UV–visible irradiation. The decomposition efficiency of TiO2 film increases initially w...
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CdS–TiO2 thin film heterojunctions were prepared on glass substrates with various Cd/S ratios to optimize the photocatalytic efficiency in UV–visible light irradiation. The CdS underlayer was prepared by the chemical bath deposition technique and subsequently annealed in high vacuum of 5 × 10–5 Pa at 400 °C. The effect of vacuum annealing of the Cd...
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In this study, CdS layer in CdS-TiO bilayer films was fabricated by two different chemical bath deposition techniques: one with an ammonium complex as complexing agent and the other with sodium citrate as a substitute for the ammonium complex. The TiO upper layer was deposited by dc magnetron sputtering technique for both the CdS underlayers. The e...