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Triton Facilitated Spherical TiO2 Nanoparticles and Their Advantage in a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

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Spherical TiO2 particles (60 nm) were obtained by using a Triton X-100. The surfactant was employed in two stages, i.e., in the hydrolysis of TiCl4 and then in the precipitation of the corresponding Ti (IV) polymers. The advantages of such spherical TiO2 particles were examined in terms of photovoltaic characteristics of a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) using Orange IV dye as sensitizer. Significantly higher overall solar energy conversion efficiency was obtained for a DSSC using the film of these spherical TiO2 particles, compared with that of a cell using a TiO2 film prepared without surfactant.

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N. Al-Omair, S. Reda and F. Al-Hajri, "Triton Facilitated Spherical TiO2 Nanoparticles and Their Advantage in a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2014, pp. 29-32. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2014.42005.


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