8 March 2014 Engineering metal oxide structures for efficient photovoltaic devices
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Proceedings Volume 8987, Oxide-based Materials and Devices V; 89872E (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038872
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
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.
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Isabella Concina, Isabella Concina, Gurpreet S. Selopal, Gurpreet S. Selopal, Riccardo Milan, Riccardo Milan, Alberto Vomiero, Alberto Vomiero, Giorgio Sberveglieri, Giorgio Sberveglieri, "Engineering metal oxide structures for efficient photovoltaic devices", Proc. SPIE 8987, Oxide-based Materials and Devices V, 89872E (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038872; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038872

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