Structural and morphological studies of CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite for dye-sensitized solar cell application

M. Z. Razali, Huda Abdullah, S. Shaari, Mohd. Raihan Taha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

In this study, CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite solution was obtained by modified acid treatment sol-gel method and CNT/TiO2 thin film produce using doctor-blade technique. The preparation was performed as follows. Firstly, certain amounts of carbon nanotubes - 0.03 g, 0.06 g and 0.09 g were acid treatment with 30 ml of concentrated nitric acid for 1 hour. The CNTs were filtered and washed for several time with distill water to rinsed out excess acid nitric and subsequently put into oven about 5 hour to dry. The acid treatment CNTs were sonicated in 100 ml 2-propanol to disperse them well. Then the measured quantity of titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) 50 ml was introduced into the CNT/2-propanol solution. The mixture of TTIP and CNTs was sonicated for 120 min to improve the interaction between the two materials. Then, the solution was stirred magnetically for 30 min and added slowly into 100 ml of distilled deionized water and stirring vigorously. The mixture was then heated at 60 °C for 1 hour. The characterization of the CNT/TiO2 paste was carried out by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Print)9788888785332
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012 - Venice
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Other

Other15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012
CityVenice
Period24/6/1228/6/12

Fingerprint

Nitric Acid
Nanocomposites
2-Propanol
Propanol
Nitric acid
Acids
Titanium
Carbon Nanotubes
Deionized water
Ovens
Ointments
Sol-gel process
Carbon nanotubes
Transmission electron microscopy
X ray diffraction
Thin films
Scanning electron microscopy
Water
Dye-sensitized solar cells
titanium isopropoxide

Keywords

  • CNT
  • Doctor-blade technique and nanocomposite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

Cite this

Razali, M. Z., Abdullah, H., Shaari, S., & Taha, M. R. (2012). Structural and morphological studies of CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite for dye-sensitized solar cell application. In ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.

Structural and morphological studies of CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite for dye-sensitized solar cell application. / Razali, M. Z.; Abdullah, Huda; Shaari, S.; Taha, Mohd. Raihan.

ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Razali, MZ, Abdullah, H, Shaari, S & Taha, MR 2012, Structural and morphological studies of CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite for dye-sensitized solar cell application. in ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012, Venice, 24/6/12.
Razali MZ, Abdullah H, Shaari S, Taha MR. Structural and morphological studies of CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite for dye-sensitized solar cell application. In ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM. 2012
Razali, M. Z. ; Abdullah, Huda ; Shaari, S. ; Taha, Mohd. Raihan. / Structural and morphological studies of CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite for dye-sensitized solar cell application. ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 2012.
@inproceedings{07af9b176fc74d10b6c3e96fac20fc12,
title = "Structural and morphological studies of CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite for dye-sensitized solar cell application",
abstract = "In this study, CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite solution was obtained by modified acid treatment sol-gel method and CNT/TiO2 thin film produce using doctor-blade technique. The preparation was performed as follows. Firstly, certain amounts of carbon nanotubes - 0.03 g, 0.06 g and 0.09 g were acid treatment with 30 ml of concentrated nitric acid for 1 hour. The CNTs were filtered and washed for several time with distill water to rinsed out excess acid nitric and subsequently put into oven about 5 hour to dry. The acid treatment CNTs were sonicated in 100 ml 2-propanol to disperse them well. Then the measured quantity of titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) 50 ml was introduced into the CNT/2-propanol solution. The mixture of TTIP and CNTs was sonicated for 120 min to improve the interaction between the two materials. Then, the solution was stirred magnetically for 30 min and added slowly into 100 ml of distilled deionized water and stirring vigorously. The mixture was then heated at 60 °C for 1 hour. The characterization of the CNT/TiO2 paste was carried out by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis.",
keywords = "CNT, Doctor-blade technique and nanocomposite",
author = "Razali, {M. Z.} and Huda Abdullah and S. Shaari and Taha, {Mohd. Raihan}",
year = "2012",
language = "English",
isbn = "9788888785332",
booktitle = "ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials",
publisher = "European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Structural and morphological studies of CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite for dye-sensitized solar cell application

AU - Razali, M. Z.

AU - Abdullah, Huda

AU - Shaari, S.

AU - Taha, Mohd. Raihan

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - In this study, CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite solution was obtained by modified acid treatment sol-gel method and CNT/TiO2 thin film produce using doctor-blade technique. The preparation was performed as follows. Firstly, certain amounts of carbon nanotubes - 0.03 g, 0.06 g and 0.09 g were acid treatment with 30 ml of concentrated nitric acid for 1 hour. The CNTs were filtered and washed for several time with distill water to rinsed out excess acid nitric and subsequently put into oven about 5 hour to dry. The acid treatment CNTs were sonicated in 100 ml 2-propanol to disperse them well. Then the measured quantity of titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) 50 ml was introduced into the CNT/2-propanol solution. The mixture of TTIP and CNTs was sonicated for 120 min to improve the interaction between the two materials. Then, the solution was stirred magnetically for 30 min and added slowly into 100 ml of distilled deionized water and stirring vigorously. The mixture was then heated at 60 °C for 1 hour. The characterization of the CNT/TiO2 paste was carried out by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis.

AB - In this study, CNT/TiO2 nanocomposite solution was obtained by modified acid treatment sol-gel method and CNT/TiO2 thin film produce using doctor-blade technique. The preparation was performed as follows. Firstly, certain amounts of carbon nanotubes - 0.03 g, 0.06 g and 0.09 g were acid treatment with 30 ml of concentrated nitric acid for 1 hour. The CNTs were filtered and washed for several time with distill water to rinsed out excess acid nitric and subsequently put into oven about 5 hour to dry. The acid treatment CNTs were sonicated in 100 ml 2-propanol to disperse them well. Then the measured quantity of titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) 50 ml was introduced into the CNT/2-propanol solution. The mixture of TTIP and CNTs was sonicated for 120 min to improve the interaction between the two materials. Then, the solution was stirred magnetically for 30 min and added slowly into 100 ml of distilled deionized water and stirring vigorously. The mixture was then heated at 60 °C for 1 hour. The characterization of the CNT/TiO2 paste was carried out by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis.

KW - CNT

KW - Doctor-blade technique and nanocomposite

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84904013325&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84904013325&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 9788888785332

BT - ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials

PB - European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM

ER -