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TiO2 nanotubes and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells

Roy, Poulomi and Kim, Doohun and Lee, Kiyoung and Spiecker, Erdmann and Schmuki, Patrik (2009) TiO2 nanotubes and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells. nanoscale .

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The present article reviews the current status of using TiO2 nanotubes in Grätzel-type, dye-sensitized solar cells and extends the overview with the latest results and findings. Critical factors in tube geometry (length, diameter, top morphology), crystal structure (amorphous, anatase, rutile) as well as factors affecting dye loading or electron mobility are addressed. The highest solar cell efficiencies today for pure nanotube systems reach approximately 4% while for some mixed systems, around 7% has been reported. For both systems significant room for enhancement is anticipated and some key points and strategies for improvement are outlined.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7924
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:03 Jan 2010 04:07
Last Modified:03 Jan 2010 04:07

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