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Amino acid assisted synthesis of mesoporous TiO2 nanocrystals for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells

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Abstract

Mesoporous TiO2 nanocrystals (denoted as TiO2-MS) have been synthesised by a one-step amino acid assisted synthesis method using L-lysine as a catalyst. An ∼18% enhancement in dye-sensitized solar cells’ (DSSCs) conversion efficiency was achieved using the TiO2-MS as photoanodes compared to that of benchmark Degussa P25 TiO2. The improved dye loading capacity and reduced charge recombination of TiO2-MS are responsible for the enhanced performance.

Graphical abstract: Amino acid assisted synthesis of mesoporous TiO2 nanocrystals for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells

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The article was received on 22 Dec 2011, accepted on 13 Apr 2012 and first published on 18 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM16762J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 10438-10440
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    Amino acid assisted synthesis of mesoporous TiO2 nanocrystals for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells

    X. Wu, J. Liu, Z. Chen, Q. Yang, C. Li, G. Lu and L. Wang, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 10438
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM16762J

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