In situ investigation of dye adsorption on TiO2 films using a quartz crystal microbalance with a dissipation technique
KAUST Grant NumberKUS-C1-015-21
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AbstractDye adsorption plays a crucial role in dye-sensitized solar cells. Herein, we demonstrate an in situ liquid-phase analytical technique to quantify in real time adsorption of dye and coadsorbates on flat and mesoporous TiO 2 films. For the first time, a molar ratio of co-adsorbed Y123 and chenodeoxycholic acid has been measured. © 2012 the Owner Societies.
CitationHarms HA, Tétreault N, Gusak V, Kasemo B, Grätzel M (2012) In situ investigation of dye adsorption on TiO2 films using a quartz crystal microbalance with a dissipation technique. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14: 9037. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2cp41268c.
SponsorsWe thank Dr C. Yi for synthesizing the Y123 sensitizer, Dr S. M. Zakeeruddin for the Z907 solution, Dr K. Voitchovsky for AFM measurements and Dr F. Andersson at Q-sense for assistance during the initial measurements. This work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant No. 200020-134856/1) and partially based on work supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (Award No KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The work at Chalmers (VG and BK) was supported by the Swedish Energy Agency project Nano-See, # 0189-1. MG thanks the European Science Foundation for research support under the Mesolight Advanced Research Grant (Mesolight).
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
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