Fabrication of mesoporous TiO2 double layer using dicarboxylic acid in dye-sensitized solar cell

Soo Kyoung Kim, Min Kyu Son, Songyi Park, Myeong Soo Jeong, Hyunwoong Seo, Kandasamy Prabakar, Hee Je Kim

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Several techniques have been used to prepare titanium dioxide (TiO2) paste from commercially available powders for applications in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). In this study, submicron-sized TiO2 agglomerates with mesopores (2-50 nm) were prepared using a dicarboxylic acid, adipic acid. This type of acid creates new hydroxyl groups that increase the surface area and level of dye adsorption. The adipic acid-added mesoporous TiO2 exhibited light scattering effect at a comparable wavelength with a lower back-scattering efficiency. The effects of the TiO2 paste components, such as the morphology, characteristics and structure, were examined and comparative studies were performed using acetic acid added-TiO2 nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalElectronic Materials Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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