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Diatom frustules as light traps enhance DSSC efficiency

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Abstract

Diatoms are one of the most successful photosynthetic organisms and given the important role that their shells (frustules) play in light trapping we explored their use in multilayered materials for application as photoanodes in dye sensitised solar cells (DSSCs). We find a substantial improvement in energy conversion efficiency of 30%, increasing from 3.5% to 4.6% with diatom incorporation.

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The article was received on 12 Sep 2012, accepted on 03 Nov 2012 and first published on 06 Nov 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32716C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2013,5, 873-876
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    Diatom frustules as light traps enhance DSSC efficiency

    J. Toster, K. S. Iyer, W. Xiang, F. Rosei, L. Spiccia and C. L. Raston, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 873
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32716C

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