Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 269–273 | Cite as

Enhanced Efficiency of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Using rGO@TiO2 Nanotube Hybrids

  • Rui Liu
  • Yingjie Qiao
  • Yingjin Song
  • Kehan Song
  • Chuan Liu


We established a novel strategy for the synthesis of reduced graphene oxide(rGO)@TiO2 nanotube hybrids using an 18 W UV-assisted photo-catalytic reduction method for utilization as photo-anode of dye-sensitized solar cells(DSSCs). The photo-conversion efficiency of DSSCs was significantly enhanced after the addition of rGO, and in addition, the photo-anode showed decreased internal resistance. Analysis of rGO@TiO2 hybrids by transmissions scanning electron microscopy(TEM), X-ray diffraction(XRD), Raman spectra, N2 adsorption and desorption, atomic force microscopy(AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS) demonstrates that the rGO modified TiO2 nanotubes can increase the short-circuit current and the conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells. The efficiency is improved by almost two folds as much compared to those of the bare TiO2 nanotubes.


TiO2 nanotube array Reduced graphene oxide(rGO) Hybrid Dye-sensitized solar cell(DSSC) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rui Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yingjie Qiao
    • 2
  • Yingjin Song
    • 1
  • Kehan Song
    • 3
  • Chuan Liu
    • 4
  1. 1.School of ScienceHarbin University of CommerceHarbinP. R. China
  2. 2.College of Materials Science and Chemical EngineeringHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinP. R. China
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryHarbin UniversityHarbinP. R. China
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryQiqihar UniversityQiqiharP. R. China

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