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Issue 4, 2012
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Thermoelectric Bi2Te3-improved charge collection for high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

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Abstract

A new dye-sensitized solar cell based on a thermoelectric Bi2Te3/TiO2 composite anode is demonstrated, in which the incorporated Bi2Te3 nanoplates function as built-in nanoscale electron generators to convert “waste heat” to electricity and as a good photoreaction catalyst to enhance the charge transfer rate, resulting in 28% improvement of the overall power conversion efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Thermoelectric Bi2Te3-improved charge collection for high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

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The article was received on 16 Aug 2011, accepted on 03 Oct 2011 and first published on 03 Nov 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02385C
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 6294-6298
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    Thermoelectric Bi2Te3-improved charge collection for high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

    T. Chen, G. H. Guai, C. Gong, W. Hu, J. Zhu, H. Yang, Q. Yan and C. M. Li, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6294
    DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02385C

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