Platinum-free tungsten carbides as an efficient counter electrode for dye sensitized solar cells

Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 10/2010; 46(45):8600-2. DOI: 10.1039/c0cc02247k
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ABSTRACT Mesoporous tungsten carbides displayed an excellent solar conversion efficiency (7.01%) as a counter electrode for dye sensitized solar cells under 100 mW cm(-2), AM 1.5G illumination, which corresponded to ca. 85% of the efficiency of the conventional platinum electrode.

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