Spongy structure of CdS nanocrystals decorated with dye molecules for semiconductor sensitized solar cells. Tao Ling, Ming-Ke Wu, Kai-Yang Niu, Jing Yang, Zhi-Ming Gao, Jing Sun and Xi-Wen Du, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03530K (Advance Article)
This paper reports the work of Xi-Wen Du at Tianjin University and co-workers as they exploit a new structure of semiconductor sensitized solar cells, where CdS nanocrystals are assembled into a spongy structure and decorated with organic molecules to serve as photoanode. The spongy solar cells show higher absorption and conversion efficiency than traditional semiconductor sensitized solar cells the team claim.
A congruently melting and deep UV nonlinear optical material: Li3Cs2B5O10. Single crystals of Li3Cs2B5O10 have been synthesized and its structure determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Yun Yang, Shilie Pan, Xueling Hou, Chuanyi Wang, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, Zhaohui Chen, Hongping Wu and Zhongxiang Zhou, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03187A (Advance Article)
Hierarchical self-assembly of ultrathin nickel hydroxide nanoflakes for high-performance supercapacitors. Hao Jiang, Ting Zhao, Chunzhong Li and Jan Ma, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, DOI:10.1039/C0JM03830J (Advance Article)
Ultrathin Ni(OH)2 hierarchical nanostructures have been successfully designed. The team behind the research led by Chunzhong Li and Jan Ma claim they show excellent electrochemical capacitive behavior.