Application of Titanium Dioxide Nanorods in DSC Using Hydrothermal Method
Rutile titanium dioxide nanorods (TNR) were successfully prepared by hydrothermal method. By using hydrochloric acid (HCl) as chelating agent and titanium butoxide (TBOT) as precursor, aligned TNR with titanium nanoflower (TNF) was successfully prepared onto fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) at 150°C and 20 h. The influence of TBOT concentration on the surface morphology, structural properties and solar cell efficiency are discussed. The highest light-to-electric energy conversion efficiency, 0.4% is achieved using different concentration under simulated solar light illumination of 100 mWcm-2 (1.5 AM).
M. K. Bin Ahmad and K. Murakami, "Application of Titanium Dioxide Nanorods in DSC Using Hydrothermal Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 222, pp. 24-27, 2011