Design of multi-layered TiO2nanotube/nanoparticle hybrid structure for enhanced efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells

Xiaolin Liu, Min Guo, Jia Lin, Xianfeng Chen, Haitao Huang

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A high-performance bi-layered TiO2nanotube membrane possessing simultaneously large surface areas for dye anchoring, excellent electron transport and strong light scattering is proposed to achieve high power conversion efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells. The bi-layered TiO2nanotube arrays with different diameters are fabricated by a versatile and simple electrochemical anodization approach. The large diameter nanotube layer provides strong light-scattering while the small diameter layer provides efficient electron transport and large surface area. When the bi-layered TiO2nanotube membrane is attached to a conventional TiO2nanoparticle absorption layer to form a hybrid structured photoanode, a high power conversion efficiency of 6.52% can be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45180-45184
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number85
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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