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Issue 69, 2013
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Notable catalytic activity of oxygen-vacancy-rich WO2.72 nanorod bundles as counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

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Abstract

For the first time, nonstoichiometric WO2.72 was used as a counter electrode (CE) in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Oxygen-vacancy-rich WO2.72 nanorod bundles with notable catalytic activity for triiodide and thiolate reduction were prepared in this study. The photovoltaic parameters of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) with WO2.72 nanorod bundles as CEs are superior compared with those of the WO3-based cells, and nearly the same as those of the precious metal Pt-based cells. In a non-corrosive organic redox couple, the performance of WO2.72 CEs is better than that of Pt and WO3 CEs in DSSCs.

Graphical abstract: Notable catalytic activity of oxygen-vacancy-rich WO2.72 nanorod bundles as counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

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The article was received on 17 Jun 2013, accepted on 21 Jun 2013 and first published on 24 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44518F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7626-7628
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    Notable catalytic activity of oxygen-vacancy-rich WO2.72 nanorod bundles as counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

    H. Zhou, Y. Shi, L. Wang, H. Zhang, C. Zhao, A. Hagfeldt and T. Ma, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7626
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44518F

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