Nanorod-based electrodes for DSSCs and self-powered UV detectors

Scientists in China have made high performance dye sensitised solar cells and self-powered UV detectors by introducing novel multilayer nanostructured electrodes.

The electrodes were made of multilayered TiO2 nanorod-assembled cloths and TiO2 nanorod arrays grown on a conducting substrate. The combination of both types of TiO2 led to fast electron transport and good light capturing properties.

“We believe that the nanostructures may lead to a great revolution in the optoelectronic field in the future,” say the researchers.

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Multilayer TiO2 Nanorod Cloth/Nanorod Arrays Electrode for Dye- Sensitized Solar Cells and Self-Powered UV Detectors
Guozhen Shen et al.
Nanoscale, 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30440F

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