Passivation of ZnO Nanowire Guests and 3D Inverse Opal Host Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599148
Title:
Passivation of ZnO Nanowire Guests and 3D Inverse Opal Host Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Authors:
Labouchere, Philippe; Chandiran, Aravind Kumar; Moehl, Thomas; Harms, Hauke; Chavhan, Sudam; Tena-Zaera, Ramon; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja; Graetzel, Michael; Tetreault, Nicolas
Abstract:
A hierarchical host-guest nanostructured photoanode is reported for dye-sensitized solar cells. It is composed of ZnO nanowires grown in situ into the macropores of a 3D ZnO inverse opal structure, which acts both as a seed layer and as a conductive backbone host. Using a combination of self-assembly, hydrothermal or electrodeposition of single crystalline ZnO nanowires and TiO2 passivation, a novel photoanode with scattering capability for optimal light harvesting is fabricated. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Citation:
Labouchere P, Chandiran AK, Moehl T, Harms H, Chavhan S, et al. (2014) Passivation of ZnO Nanowire Guests and 3D Inverse Opal Host Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Adv Energy Mater 4: n/a–n/a. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201400217.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Advanced Energy Materials
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-015-21
Issue Date:
23-Apr-2014
DOI:
10.1002/aenm.201400217
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1614-6832
Sponsors:
This project was partially supported by the EU FP7 project "ORION" grant agreement number NMP-229036 and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award No. KUS-C1-015-21). The authors thank the Sino Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation Program (No. IZLCZ2_139056) for financial assistance. M. G. thanks the European Research Council (ERC) for an Advanced Research Grant (No. 247404) funded under the CE-Mesolight project. The authors are grateful for financial support from the Balzan Foundation as part of the 2009 Balzan Prize award to M. G.. R.T.-Z. acknowledges support from the "Ramon and Cajal" Programme of the MICINN. The authors would like to thank Dr. Mohammed Shaik Zakeeruddin and Dr. Fabrizio Giordano for providing them with Z960 electrolyte and Dr. Chenyi Yi for Y123 dye. They also wish to thank Dr. Robin Humphry-Baker for his help for the absorbance measurements.
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dc.contributor.authorLabouchere, Philippeen
dc.contributor.authorChandiran, Aravind Kumaren
dc.contributor.authorMoehl, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorHarms, Haukeen
dc.contributor.authorChavhan, Sudamen
dc.contributor.authorTena-Zaera, Ramonen
dc.contributor.authorNazeeruddin, Mohammad Khajaen
dc.contributor.authorGraetzel, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorTetreault, Nicolasen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:53:45Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:53:45Zen
dc.date.issued2014-04-23en
dc.identifier.citationLabouchere P, Chandiran AK, Moehl T, Harms H, Chavhan S, et al. (2014) Passivation of ZnO Nanowire Guests and 3D Inverse Opal Host Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Adv Energy Mater 4: n/a–n/a. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201400217.en
dc.identifier.issn1614-6832en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/aenm.201400217en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599148en
dc.description.abstractA hierarchical host-guest nanostructured photoanode is reported for dye-sensitized solar cells. It is composed of ZnO nanowires grown in situ into the macropores of a 3D ZnO inverse opal structure, which acts both as a seed layer and as a conductive backbone host. Using a combination of self-assembly, hydrothermal or electrodeposition of single crystalline ZnO nanowires and TiO2 passivation, a novel photoanode with scattering capability for optimal light harvesting is fabricated. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was partially supported by the EU FP7 project "ORION" grant agreement number NMP-229036 and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award No. KUS-C1-015-21). The authors thank the Sino Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation Program (No. IZLCZ2_139056) for financial assistance. M. G. thanks the European Research Council (ERC) for an Advanced Research Grant (No. 247404) funded under the CE-Mesolight project. The authors are grateful for financial support from the Balzan Foundation as part of the 2009 Balzan Prize award to M. G.. R.T.-Z. acknowledges support from the "Ramon and Cajal" Programme of the MICINN. The authors would like to thank Dr. Mohammed Shaik Zakeeruddin and Dr. Fabrizio Giordano for providing them with Z960 electrolyte and Dr. Chenyi Yi for Y123 dye. They also wish to thank Dr. Robin Humphry-Baker for his help for the absorbance measurements.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectatomic layer depositionen
dc.subjectdye-sensitized solar cellsen
dc.subjectnanowiresen
dc.subjectpassivationen
dc.subjectphotoanodesen
dc.subjectZnOen
dc.titlePassivation of ZnO Nanowire Guests and 3D Inverse Opal Host Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Energy Materialsen
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory of Photonics and Interfaces; Department of Chemical Sciences and Engineering; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Station 6 1015 Lausanne Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionEnergy Division, IK4-CIDETEC; Parque Tecnológico de San Sebastián P° Miramón 196; 20009 Donostia-San Sebastián Gipuzkoa Spainen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-015-21en
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