Mesoporous TiO2 Films Fabricated Using Atmospheric Pressure Dielectric Barrier Discharge Jet

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Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1872, United States, and School of Chemical Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeon-ju 561-756, South Korea
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†Colorado State University.
‡Chonbuk National University.
Cite this: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2010, 2, 12, 3397–3400
Publication Date (Web):November 11, 2010
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TiO2 nanoparticles were synthesized by a facile method of dielectric barrier discharge jet (DBD jet) for the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) and other potential applications. DBD jet is utilized as a method for deposition of TiO2 nanoparticles with a 9 μm/min growth rate which is more than ×25 faster than reported previously. Their performance was compared with cells fabricated using commercial TiO2 nanoparticles (P25). The crystallinity and chemical bonding states of samples were characterized by XRD and XPS. Photoanodes fabricated by the DBD jet method resulted in approximately 50% higher photoconversion efficiency than ones prepared from P25 nanoparticles.

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