Ag–TiO2 composite photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cell

Wan Yu Wu, Chun Fa Hsu, Menq-Jiun Wu, Chao Nan Chen, Jung Jie Huang

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Abstract

In this study, Ag nanoparticles were introduced into the titanium oxide (TiO2) photoelectrode to fabricate dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The Ag nanoparticles were synthesized using a chemical reduction method. By varying the concentration of the reducing agent (NaBH4), Ag nanoparticles with different sizes were obtained and discussed. The Ag–TiO2 composite photoelectrode was fabricated using a simple approach by immersing sintered P-25 photoelectrode into the solution containing Ag nanoparticles. The DSSC using Ag–TiO2 composite photoelectrode exhibits better solar conversion efficiency than that using simply TiO2 photoelectrode (P-25). The DSSC efficiency enhances from 2.75 to 5.66% using larger Ag nanoparticle size of 82.7 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number357
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Volume123
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1

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Nanoparticles
Composite materials
Titanium oxides
Reducing Agents
Reducing agents
Conversion efficiency
Dye-sensitized solar cells

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  • Materials Science(all)

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Wu, Wan Yu ; Hsu, Chun Fa ; Wu, Menq-Jiun ; Chen, Chao Nan ; Huang, Jung Jie. / Ag–TiO2 composite photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cell. In: Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing. 2017 ; Vol. 123, No. 5.
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Ag–TiO2 composite photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cell. / Wu, Wan Yu; Hsu, Chun Fa; Wu, Menq-Jiun; Chen, Chao Nan; Huang, Jung Jie.

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