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Title: A first report on the fabrication of vertically aligned anatase TiO 2 nanowires by electrospinning: Preferred architecture for nanostructured solar cells
Authors: Krishnamoorthy, T.
Thavasi, V. 
Subodh G, M.
Ramakrishna, S. 
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Citation: Krishnamoorthy, T., Thavasi, V., Subodh G, M., Ramakrishna, S. (2011-08). A first report on the fabrication of vertically aligned anatase TiO 2 nanowires by electrospinning: Preferred architecture for nanostructured solar cells. Energy and Environmental Science 4 (8) : 2807-2812. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1ee01315g
Abstract: Higher performance is expected in electronic devices that utilize metal oxide semiconductors in vertical architecture owing to the direct and effective electron transport. Producing anatase phase vertical TiO 2 nanowires on conductive substrate has been challenging. Herein we demonstrate for the first time not only the facile fabrication of vertical arrays of anatase TiO 2 nanowires, but also fabricating the wires by using electrospinning method. Firstly aligned nanofiberous TiO 2 ribbons were produced by electrospinning and then erected to vertical nanowires after the post-treatment. As-produced vertical ceramic TiO 2 nanowires possessed the area of 0.2 cm 2 with wire diameter of 90 ± 30 nm, and height up to 27 μm. This approach can be a better alternative to the currently available methods like hydrothermal synthesis and template assisted fabrication as the diameter, height of the wires, and spacing between the wires can be effectively controlled by this method. With vertical nanowires of anatase phase TiO 2 as photoelectrode in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC), the solar-to-current conversion efficiency (η), short circuit current (Jsc), open circuit voltage (Voc), and fill factor (FF) were measured as 2.87% and 5.71 mA cm -2, 0.782 V, 64.2% respectively. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Source Title: Energy and Environmental Science
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/84780
ISSN: 17545692
DOI: 10.1039/c1ee01315g
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