Characterization of structures grown hydrothermally on titanium metal for solar application

Judith D. Sorge, Dunbar P. Birnie

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Abstract

The growth of titanium-based nanostructures on titanium metal creates a thick film that may have properties that are conducive to increased efficiency in dye sensitized solar cells. However, the growth mechanism of the structures and their composition variability is not well understood. In this research, the composition and morphology are characterized with respect to the growth conditions using electron microscopy and other methods. This helps us to better understand the mechanisms of growth in a basic solution at low temperatures, less than 175°C, for eventual incorporation into the production of dye sensitized solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcessing of Nanoparticle Structures and Composites - A Collection of Papers Presented at the 2008 Materials Science and Technology conference, MS and T08
Pages45-50
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 25 2009
EventProcessing of Nanoparticle Structures and Composites - 2008 Materials Science and Technology conference, MS and T08 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2008Oct 9 2008

Publication series

NameCeramic Transactions
Volume208
ISSN (Print)1042-1122

Other

OtherProcessing of Nanoparticle Structures and Composites - 2008 Materials Science and Technology conference, MS and T08
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period10/5/0810/9/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Sorge, J. D., & Birnie, D. P. (2009). Characterization of structures grown hydrothermally on titanium metal for solar application. In Processing of Nanoparticle Structures and Composites - A Collection of Papers Presented at the 2008 Materials Science and Technology conference, MS and T08 (pp. 45-50). (Ceramic Transactions; Vol. 208).