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Highly connected hierarchical textured TiO2 spheres as photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Australian Institute for Innovative Materials - Papers
  • Jianjian Lin, University of Wollongong
  • Andrew Nattestad, University of Wollongong
  • Hua Yu, University of Queensland
  • Yang Bai, University of Queensland
  • Lianzhou Wang, University of Queensland
  • S X Dou, University of Wollongong
  • Jung Ho Kim, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
90996
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Publication Details

Lin, J., Nattestad, A., Yu, H., Bai, Y., Wang, L., Dou, S. Xue. & Kim, J. Ho. (2014). Highly connected hierarchical textured TiO2 spheres as photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (23), 8902-8909.

Abstract
We present a new type of microstructured TiO2 sea urchin-like assembly, composed of high aspect-ratio nanosheets. We also demonstrate the applicability of these structures as photoanodes in dye-sensitized solar cells, with 9.0% conversion efficiency realized, a considerable improvement over the commercial Dyesol paste (8.2%) under the same conditions. We reveal that this new TiO2 nanostructure is beneficial to enhanced dye loading and efficient light scattering. In particular, the interpenetrating individual sheets of the spheres result in more intimate interparticle connections and provide efficient electron transfer pathways.
Grant Number
ARC/DP1096546
Grant Number
ARC/DP130102905
Citation Information
Jianjian Lin, Andrew Nattestad, Hua Yu, Yang Bai, et al.. "Highly connected hierarchical textured TiO2 spheres as photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells" (2014) p. 8902 - 8909
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