Fabrication of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube-Titania Nanocomposite for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell


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This work highlights the fabrication of multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-TiO2 nanocomposite for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) to improve the photovoltaic conversion efficiency. Morphology of the MWCNT-TiO2 film was investigated by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). FESEM images demonstrated that MWCNTs were dispersed homogeneously in TiO2 matrix. MWCNT acted as an efficient conduit for electron transfer that can enhance the photovoltaic conversion efficiency of the DSSC. The proposed MWCNT-TiO2 nanocomposite photoelectrode might be beneficial to develop high photovoltaic conversion efficiency of DSSCs.



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Prof. Alan Kin Tak Lau, Prof. Tirumalai S. Srivatsan, Debes Bhattacharyya, Ming Qiu Zhang and Mabel M.P. Ho






W. J. Lin et al., "Fabrication of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube-Titania Nanocomposite for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 410, pp. 168-171, 2012

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November 2011




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