Carbon nanohorns as integrative materials for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells

Rubén D. Costa, Sebastian Feihl, Axel Kahnt, Sanjeev Gambhir, David L. Officer, Gordon G. Wallace, María Isabel Lucio, María Antonia Herrero, Ester Vázquez, Zois Syrgiannis, Maurizio Prato, Dirk M. Guldi

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Abstract

Different nanocarbons, that is, single-wall carbon nanotubes, graphene, single-wall carbon nanohorns (SWCNHs), and their respective oxidized analogs have been used to fabricate novel doped TiO2 electrodes for DSSCs. Our results indicate that all of the nanocarbons significantly enhance the device characteristics when compared to standard TiO2 electrodes. Overall, our most outstanding finding is that SWCNH derivatives are also a plausible material for developing highly-efficient DSSCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6513-6518
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume25
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 3

Keywords

  • carbon-materials
  • dye-sensitized solar cells
  • nanocarbon/TiO composites
  • single-wall carbon nanohorns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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