Design and Preparation of Nano-Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell
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.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
H. Lin, N. Wang, X. Z. Yang, J. B. Li, "Design and Preparation of Nano-Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 474-476, 2007