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Title: ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells.

Abstract

We introduce high surface area ZnO nanotube photoanodes templated by anodic aluminum oxide for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Atomic layer deposition is utilized to coat pores conformally, providing a direct path for charge collection over tens of micrometers thickness. Compared to similar ZnO-based devices, ZnO nanotube cells show exceptional photovoltage and fill factors, in addition to power efficiencies up to 1.6%. The novel fabrication technique provides a facile, metal-oxide general route to well-defined DSSC photoanodes.

Authors:
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  1. (Materials Science Division)
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1008290
Report Number(s):
ANL/MSD/JA-68963
Journal ID: ISSN 1530--6984; TRN: US201106%%379
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nano Lett.; Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 8 ; May 25, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ALUMINIUM; CHARGE COLLECTION; DEPOSITION; FABRICATION; FILL FACTORS; NANOTUBES; OXIDES; PHOTOANODES; SOLAR CELLS; SURFACE AREA; THICKNESS

Citation Formats

Martinson, A. B. F., Elam, J. W., Hupp, J. T., Pellin, M. J., and Northwestern Univ.). ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1021/nl070160+.
Martinson, A. B. F., Elam, J. W., Hupp, J. T., Pellin, M. J., & Northwestern Univ.). ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells.. United States. doi:10.1021/nl070160+.
Martinson, A. B. F., Elam, J. W., Hupp, J. T., Pellin, M. J., and Northwestern Univ.). Fri . "ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells.". United States. doi:10.1021/nl070160+.
@article{osti_1008290,
title = {ZnO nanotube based dye-sensitized solar cells.},
author = {Martinson, A. B. F. and Elam, J. W. and Hupp, J. T. and Pellin, M. J. and Northwestern Univ.)},
abstractNote = {We introduce high surface area ZnO nanotube photoanodes templated by anodic aluminum oxide for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Atomic layer deposition is utilized to coat pores conformally, providing a direct path for charge collection over tens of micrometers thickness. Compared to similar ZnO-based devices, ZnO nanotube cells show exceptional photovoltage and fill factors, in addition to power efficiencies up to 1.6%. The novel fabrication technique provides a facile, metal-oxide general route to well-defined DSSC photoanodes.},
doi = {10.1021/nl070160+},
journal = {Nano Lett.},
number = 8 ; May 25, 2007,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 25 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri May 25 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}