A mixture of graphene oxide (GO) and TiO2 nanocomposites was reduced photocatalytically by UV-irradiation and applied as interfacial layer between a fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) layer and a nanocrystalline TiO2 film. Impedance spectra implied a decreased back-transport reaction of electrons. The graphene-TiO2 interfacial layer effectively reduced the contact between I3- ions in the electrolyte and FTO layer, which inhibited back-transport reaction. The introduction of graphene-TiO2 increased Voc by 54 mV and the photoconversion efficiency was improved from 4.89% to 5.26%.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry