Anodic aluminum oxide templated channel electrodes via atomic layer deposition

A. B.F. Martinson, J. W. Elam, J. T. Hupp, M. J. Pellin

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Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) utilize high surface area metal oxide sintered particle networks to absorb molecular dyes and transport injected charge carriers. While this sintered particle architecture allows liquid electrolyte DSSCs to achieve efficiencies up to 11%, slow charge transport through the semiconductor network limits the amount of modification that can be made to the electrolyte and dye without adversely affecting the efficiency. The functionalization of anodic aluminum oxide membranes with thin films of transparent, semiconducting oxides via atomic layer deposition may allow for significantly faster charge transport. We demonstrate the fabrication of ZnO thin films within and upon commercially available anodic aluminum oxide membranes via atomic layer deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - Electrochemistry of Novel Electrode Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Pages389-394
Number of pages6
Edition25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 22 2008
EventElectrochemistry of Novel Electrode Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage - 211th ECS Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 6 2007May 11 2007

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number25
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Other

OtherElectrochemistry of Novel Electrode Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage - 211th ECS Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period5/6/075/11/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Martinson, A. B. F., Elam, J. W., Hupp, J. T., & Pellin, M. J. (2008). Anodic aluminum oxide templated channel electrodes via atomic layer deposition. In ECS Transactions - Electrochemistry of Novel Electrode Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (25 ed., pp. 389-394). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 6, No. 25). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.2943259