Rapid Charge Transport in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Made from Vertically Aligned Single-Crystal Rutile TiO2 Nanowires

Xinjian Feng, Kai Zhu, Arthur J. Frank, Craig A. Grimes, Thomas E. Mallouk

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Abstract

A rapid solvothermal approach was used to synthesize aligned 1D single-crystal rutile TiO 2 nanowire (NW) arrays on transparent conducting substrates as electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. The NW arrays showed a more than 200 times faster charge transport (see picture) and a factor four lower defect state density than conventional rutile nanoparticle films.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2727-2730
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume51
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-54984

Keywords

  • diffusion coefficients
  • metal oxides
  • nanoparticles
  • nanowires
  • solar cells

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