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Titania Nanotubes for Solar Cell Applications

  • Naoum Vaenas
  • Thomas Stergiopoulos
  • Polycarpos Falaras
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Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 220)

Abstract

Nanotubular structures have been established in the literature as advanced porous materials presenting high potential for practical applications and innovative devices. Due to their lengthwise growth, self-organized titania nanotubes belong to the family of 1D materials and continue to be at the forefront of the research activity. In this chapter a thorough analysis of the electrochemical preparation of self-organized titania nanotubes, as well as their application in dye-sensitized solar cells is presented.

Keywords

Titania nanotubes Electrochemical anodization Dye-sensitized solar cells Energy storage and conversion 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research has been co-financed by the European Social Fund and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” in the framework of ARISTEIA I (AdMatDSC/1847) and THALES (NANOSOLCEL/377756). Financial support from the European Union (Marie Curie Initial Training Network DESTINY/FP7—Grant Agreement 316494) is also acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoum Vaenas
    • 1
  • Thomas Stergiopoulos
    • 1
  • Polycarpos Falaras
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN)National Centre for Scientific Research DemokritosAthensGreece

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