ZnO nanotube-based dye-sensitized solar cell and its application in self-powered devices
Online Publication Date2010-09-10
Print Publication Date2010-10-08
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AbstractAbstract High-density vertically aligned ZnO nanotube arrays were fabricated on FTO substrates by a simple and facile chemical etching process from electrodeposited ZnO nanorods. The nanotube formation was rationalized in terms of selective dissolution of the (001) polar face. The morphology of the nanotubes can be readily controlled by electrodeposition parameters for the nanorod precursor. By employing the 5.1 μm-length nanotubes as the photoanode for a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), a full-sun conversion efficiency of 1.18% was achieved. Furthermore, we show that the DSSC unit can serve as a robust power source to drive a humidity sensor, with a potential for self-powered devices. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.
CitationHan J, Fan F, Xu C, Lin S, Wei M, et al. (2010) ZnO nanotube-based dye-sensitized solar cell and its application in self-powered devices. Nanotechnology 21: 405203. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/21/40/405203.
SponsorsThis research was supported by BES DOE (DE-FG02-07ER46394), the KAUST Global Research Partnership and NSF (DMS0706436 and CMMI 0403671). JH, FF and SL thank the partial fellowship support by their universities and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) (no. 20073020).
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