Design and Preparation of Nano-Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

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In this paper, firstly, titanate nanotubes was synthesized by hydrothermal method with commercial antase-type TiO2 powder as the raw material. TiO2 nanotubes (TNTs) can be obtained by heat-treating the as-prepared titanate nanotubes at 400 °C. Secondly, an electrode with 30 % TNTs and 70% nanocrystalline TiO2 was designed and prepared successfully. By using the nano-electrode as the photoanode of DSC, the light-to-energy conversion efficiency of 5.42 % was obtained. In addition, the effect of hydrothermal temperature on the crystal growth of nanotubes and the effect of tert-butyl pyridine (TBP) on the photoelectric performance of the DSC were also discussed.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

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Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong

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474-476

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.336-338.474

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H. Lin et al., "Design and Preparation of Nano-Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 474-476, 2007

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April 2007

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