Comparative study of the properties of TiO2 nanoflower and TiO2-ZnO composite nanoflower and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells

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Abstract

We report the comparative study of TiO2 nanoflower (NF) and TiO2-ZnO composite NF in terms of properties and dye-sensitized solar cell performances. TiO2 NF has been constructed by using the simple liquid phase deposition (LPD) method while TiO2-ZnO composite NF was prepared by using dip-coating method in which the as-prepared TiO2 NF was immersed into ZnO growth solution. The power conversion efficiency of the DSSC utilizingTiO2-ZnO composite NF is higher (0.62 ± 0.02%) compared to TiO2 NF (0.17 ± 0.10%) due to higher photon absorption, dye loading, Rcr, and longer electron life time than those of TiO2 NF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalIonics
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Feb 2017

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Nanoflowers
solar cells
dyes
composite materials
Composite materials
coating
liquid phases
life (durability)
photons
Dye-sensitized solar cells
electrons
Conversion efficiency
Coloring Agents
Photons
Dyes
Coatings

Keywords

  • Composite
  • Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)
  • Nanoflower
  • TiO
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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