Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1021/am100421e
Title: Mesophase ordering of TiO2 film with high surface area and strong light harvesting for dye-sensitized solar cell
Authors: Agarwala, S.
Kevin, M.
Wong, A.S.W.
Peh, C.K.N.
Thavasi, V. 
Ho, G.W. 
Keywords: dye-sensitized solar cells
light-scattering
mesoporous
self-assembly
titanium dioxide
Issue Date: 28-Jul-2010
Citation: Agarwala, S., Kevin, M., Wong, A.S.W., Peh, C.K.N., Thavasi, V., Ho, G.W. (2010-07-28). Mesophase ordering of TiO2 film with high surface area and strong light harvesting for dye-sensitized solar cell. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2 (7) : 1844-1850. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/am100421e
Abstract: Mesophase ordering and structuring are carried out to attain optimized pore morphology, high crystallinity, stable porous framework, and crack-free mesoporous titanium dioxide (TiO2) films. The pore structure (quasi-hexagonal and lamellar) can be controlled via the concentration of copolymer, resulting in two different types of micellar packing. The calcination temperature is also controlled to ensure a well-crystalline and stable porous framework. Finally, the synthesized mesoporous TiO2 film is modified by adding P25 nanoparticles, which act as scattering centers and function as active binders to prevent formation of microcracks. Adding P25 nanoparticles into mesoporous structure helps to provide strong light-harvesting capability and large surface area for high -efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The short-circuit photocurrent density (Jsc) of the cell made from mixture of mesoporous TiO2 and P25 nanoparticles displays a higher efficiency of ∼6.5% compared to the other homogeneous films. A combination of factors such as increased surface area, introduction of light-scattering particles, and high crystallinity of the mesoporous films leads to enhanced cell performance. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/82680
ISSN: 19448244
DOI: 10.1021/am100421e
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