One-step synthesis of titanium oxide with trilayer structure for dye-sensitized solar cells

Liu, Meinan, Wang, Hongxia, Yan, Cheng, Will, Geoffrey, & Bell, John M. (2011) One-step synthesis of titanium oxide with trilayer structure for dye-sensitized solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 98(13), p. 133113.

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Abstract

Titanium oxide films with trilayer structure grown on fluorine doped tin oxide substrate were prepared from one-step hydrothermal process. The trilayer structure consists of microflowers, nanorod array and compact nanoparticulates, which is expected to possess the merits of good light harvesting, a high electron transport rate, while avoiding the issues of electron shunting. The photovoltaic performance was comprehensively studied and a 60% enhancement in short circuit photocurrent density was found from microflowers contribution as a light scattering layer. This unique trilayer structure exhibits great potential application in future dye-sensitized solar cells.

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ID Code: 70361
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: titanium oxide, nanowire, solar cell, sustainable enegy, nanomaterials
DOI: 10.1063/1.3573799
ISSN: 1077-3118
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Functional Materials (091205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > NANOTECHNOLOGY (100700) > Nanomaterials (100708)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 American Institute of Physics
Deposited On: 22 Apr 2014 05:59
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 06:00

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