Electrospun TiO2 nanorods with carbon nanotubes for efficient electron collection in dye-sensitized solar cells

Lijun Yang, Woon Fong Leung

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Abstract

A high power conversion efficiency of 10.24% can be obtained in a dye-sensitized solar cell by incorporating multiwall carbon nanotubes inside a TiO2 nanorod photoanode. The multiwall carbon nanotubes in the nanorod can effectively collect and transport photogenerated electrons reducing the recombination as well as improving efficiency of the device.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1792-1795
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • charge transfer
  • dye sensitized solar cells
  • electrospinning
  • multiwalled carbon nanotubes
  • TiO nanorods 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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