A significant improvement of the efficiency of the ZnO nanowire (NW) dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) has been achieved by the chemical bath deposition of the dense nanoparticles (NPs) within the interstices of the vertical ZnO-NW anode. Impedance analyses of the electron transports in DSSCs reveal that the effective diffusion coefficient of an electron in the ZnO-NW array/NP composite anode falls between those in the ZnO-NW and Ti O2 -NP anodes. The superior performance of the ZnO-NW array/NP composite DSSC to the ZnO-NW cell is mainly ascribed to the enrichment of the light harvesting without significantly sacrificing the electron transport efficiency.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)