Enhanced solar to electrical energy conversion of titania nanoparticles and nanotubes-based combined photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Anandha Raj Jeyaraman, Suresh Kannan Balasingam, Chanyong Lee, Hyunjoo Lee, Balamuralitharan Balakrishnan, Sornalatha Manickam, Moonsuk Yi, Hee Je Kim, Karthick Sivalingam Nallathambi, Yongseok Jun, Hemalatha Kuzhandaivel

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Abstract

Titania nanoparticles (TNPs) and titania nanotubes (TNTs) are prepared using facile sol–gel and hydrothermal methods, respectively. The individual and combined effects of TNPs and TNTs-based photoanode materials are tested for dye-sensitized solar cells applications. The higher power conversion efficiency of 5.43% is obtained for the combined photoanode (TNTs coated on to TNPs layer) than that of the individual ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 15
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This article was supported by the Konkuk University Researcher Fund in 2018. One of the authors, Dr. Karthick S.N. would like to thank the funding support of University Grant Commission – Basic Scientific Research (UGC-BSR) Start-Up-Grant (2018-2020) from University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India and National Research Foundation of Korea (Project No. 2015R1D1A4A01019537) and BK 21 PLUS, creative human resource development programme for IT convergence, Republic of Korea. Dr. ARJ acknowledges to Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India for providing National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (NPDF) (PDF/2017/001195).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier B.V.

Keywords

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Hydrothermal method
  • Sol–gel method
  • TiO nanoparticles
  • TiO nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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