Cubic CeO2 nanoparticles as mirror-like scattering layers for efficient light harvesting in dye-sensitized solar cells.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Qld 4072, Australia.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.38). 06/2012; 48(59):7386-8. DOI:10.1039/c2cc32239k
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ABSTRACT A new type of bilayered photoanodes with cubic CeO(2) nanoparticles as mirror-like scattering thin layers was prepared via a screen-printing technique for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The light harvesting efficiency was significantly enhanced due to the mirror-like light scattering effect, resulting in noticeable ∼17.8% improvement of light-to-electric conversion efficiency.

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