Nanochemistry aspects of titania in dye-sensitized solar cells

Mario Pagliaro, Giovanni Palmisano, Rosaria Ciriminna, Vittorio Loddo

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Abstract

We analyze the main nanochemistry factors affecting photovoltaic performance in TiO2 employed as wide bandgap semiconductor in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). What is the best morphology of the oxide? Which processes yield the required structures? Finally, putting the discussion in the context of the rapid evolution of photovoltaic technologies, we argue that new titania nanostructures will form the basic component of second-generation solar modules based on dye solar cells.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)838-844
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Volume2
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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