Title

Synthesis of carbon nanomaterials for dye-sensitized solar cells

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Summary: In this paper, it was demonstrated that Na2O can react with CO to produce carbon nanofibers at 500°C and carbon nanosheets at 550°C. Furthermore, the nanosheets exhibited excellent performance as a counter electrode for a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), leading to a high power conversion efficiency of 7.57%. The efficiency is larger than that (4.72%) of a DSSC with the carbon nanofiber counter electrode and even comparable with that of an expensive Pt-based DSSC.

Publication Title

International Journal of Energy Research

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