Zn-doped SnO2 nanocrystals as efficient DSSC photoanode material and remarkable photocurrent enhancement by interface modification
Prabhakar, Rajiv Ramanujam
Lam, Yeng Ming
Mhaisalkar, Subodh Gautam
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Energy Research Institute
Zn-doped SnO2 nanocrystals with different doping concentrations were synthesized and the nanocrystal photoanode based DSSC achieved a PCE of 2.07% with a high Voc (0.67 V). TiCl4 modification of the photoanode greatly improves the charge injection efficiency and charge collection efficiency and the resulting PCE increased to 4.32% despite a decreased dye adsorption. The Zn-doped SnO2 nanocrystals will be of particular interest as photoanode material in DSSCs.
Journal of the electrochemical society
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