ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells

Alex B F Martinson, Jeffrey W. Elam, Joseph T Hupp, Michael J. Pellin

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Abstract

We introduce high surface area ZnO nanotube photoanodes templated by anodic aluminum oxide for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Atomic layer deposition is utilized to coat pores conformally, providing a direct path for charge collection over tens of micrometers thickness. Compared to similar ZnO-based devices, ZnO nanotube cells show exceptional photovoltage and fill factors, in addition to power efficiencies up to 1.6%. The novel fabrication technique provides a facile, metal-oxide general route to well-defined DSSC photoanodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2183-2187
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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Martinson, A. B. F., Elam, J. W., Hupp, J. T., & Pellin, M. J. (2007). ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells. Nano Letters, 7(8), 2183-2187. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl070160+

ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells. / Martinson, Alex B F; Elam, Jeffrey W.; Hupp, Joseph T; Pellin, Michael J.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 7, No. 8, 08.2007, p. 2183-2187.

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Martinson, ABF, Elam, JW, Hupp, JT & Pellin, MJ 2007, 'ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells', Nano Letters, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 2183-2187. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl070160+
Martinson, Alex B F ; Elam, Jeffrey W. ; Hupp, Joseph T ; Pellin, Michael J. / ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells. In: Nano Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 7, No. 8. pp. 2183-2187.
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