Preparation of highly ordered TiO2 nanotubes on Ti-foil for dye-sensitized solar cells
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TiO2 nanotube arrays were grown on Ti foil in mixed electrolyte by the anodizing process. TiO2 nanotube arrays were immersed in the TiCl4 solution to improve the photocurrent by enhanced charge transfer between TiO2 and dye molecules on the activity surface. Internal resistance of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) was measured by impedance spectroscopy measurements. Backside illuminated DSSC with TiCl4-treated TiO2 nanotubes exhibited a conversion efficiency of 1.45% and showed improved electron transfer.
KeywordsAnodization TiO2 nanotube Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) Impedance spectra
This work is the outcome of a Manpower Development project of the Specialized Graduate School of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell supported financially by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE)
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