High Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Hierarchically Structured Nanotubes
Xin, Xukai（Iowa State Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn）
Lin, Zhiqun（Iowa State Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn）
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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) based on hierarchically structured TiO(2) nanotubes prepared by a facile combination of two-step electrochemical anodization with a hydrothermal process exhibited remarkable performance. Vertically oriented, smooth TiO(2) nanotube arrays fabricated by a two-step anodic oxidation were subjected to hydrothermal treatment, thereby creating advantageous roughness on the TiO(2) nanotube surface (i.e., forming hierarchically structured nanotube arrays-nanoscopic tubes composed of a large number of nanoparticles on the surface) that led to an increased dye loading. Subsequently, these nanotubes were exploited to produce DSSCs in a backside illumination mode, yielding a significantly high power conversion efficiency, of 7.12%, which was further increased to 7.75% upon exposure to O(2) plasma.
CitationNano Lett., 2011, 11 (8)：3214–3220