Amino acid assisted synthesis of mesoporous TiO 2 nanocrystals for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells

Wu, Xia and Liu, Jian and Chen, Zhigang and Lu, Gaoqing and Wang, Lianzhou and Yang, Qihua and Li, Can (2012) Amino acid assisted synthesis of mesoporous TiO 2 nanocrystals for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (21). pp. 10438-10440. ISSN 2050-7488


Mesoporous TiO 2 nanocrystals (denoted as TiO 2-MS) have been synthesised by a one-step amino acid assisted synthesis method using l-lysine as a catalyst. An ∼18% enhancement in dye-sensitized solar cells' (DSSCs) conversion efficiency was achieved using the TiO 2-MS as photoanodes compared to that of benchmark Degussa P25 TiO 2. The improved dye loading capacity and reduced charge recombination of TiO 2-MS are responsible for the enhanced performance.

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Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 04:26
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Uncontrolled Keywords: charge recombinations; Degussa P25; dye loading; dye-sensitized solar cell; l-Lysine; mesoporous TiO; photo-anodes; synthesis method; TiO; inorganic compounds; nanotechnology; optical devices and systems; naval vessels; solar power; energy conversion; bioengineering
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
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Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
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