Dye-sensitized solar cell using a TiO2 nanocrystalline film electrode prepared by solution combustion synthesis

C. M. Wang, Shyan-Lung Chung

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Abstract

This investigation was aimed at preparing well performance TiO2 for dye-sensitized solar cell by solution combustion method. The solution combustion synthesis of TiO2 powders was investigated over a wide range of synthesis conditions by using metal nitrates (oxidizer)-urea and glycine (fuel) system. Titanium (IV) n-butoxide was hydrolyzed to obtain titanl hydroxide [TiO(OH)2], and titanyl nitrate [TiO(NO3) 2] was obtained by reaction of TiO(OH)2 with nitric acid. Finally, the aqueous solution containing titanyl nitrate [TiO(NO 3)2] and a fuel,i.e. urea or glycine was combusted to obtain the TiO2 nanoparticles. The TiO2 nanoparticles thus obtained were used to fabricate electrodes for DSSC. The performance of the DSSC was measured and compared with those fabricated with commercial TiO 2 powders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings
Pages606-609
Number of pages4
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 May 202007 May 24

Other

Other2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period07-05-2007-05-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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