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Engineering metal oxide structures for efficient photovoltaic devices
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Paper Abstract

Metal oxide-based photoanodes are critical components of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), which are photoelectrochemical cells for the conversion of solar energy, promising to have several benefits as compared with their traditional counterparts. A careful engineering of the wide band gap metal oxide composing the photoanode, as well as their process design, is strategic for improving device performances and for planning a near future production scale up, especially devoted to reducing the environmental impact of the device fabrication. Herein, we present the application of ZnO hierarchical structures as efficient materials to be applied as photoanodes in DSSC, in the perspective of looking for alternative to TiO2 nanoparticles, currently the most exploited metal oxide in these devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8987, Oxide-based Materials and Devices V, 89872E (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038872
Show Author Affiliations
Isabella Concina, INO SENSOR Lab., CNR, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)
Gurpreet S. Selopal, INO SENSOR Lab., CNR, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)
Riccardo Milan, INO SENSOR Lab., CNR, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)
Alberto Vomiero, INO SENSOR Lab., CNR, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)
Giorgio Sberveglieri, INO SENSOR Lab., CNR, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8987:
Oxide-based Materials and Devices V
Ferechteh H. Teherani; David C. Look; David J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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