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 publicationISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007
Pages1361-1365
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Solar Energy Society Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2007 Sep 182007 Sep 21

Other

OtherInternational Solar Energy Society Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period07-09-1807-09-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Wang, C. M., & Chung, S-L. (2007). Dye-sensitized solar cell using a TiO2 nanocrystalline film electrode prepared by solution combustion synthesis. In ISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007 (Vol. 2, pp. 1361-1365)