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Quantum dot-sensitized solar cell based on nano-TiO2 electrodes


Mohd Amin, Wardatun Nadrah and Zainal, Zulkarnain and Talib, Zainal Abidin and Lim, Hong Ngee and Chang, Sook Keng (2015) Quantum dot-sensitized solar cell based on nano-TiO2 electrodes. Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews, 1 (1). pp. 67-81. ISSN 2462-2028


Quantum dots-sensitized solar cell (QDSSC) is one of the third generation solar cell that is the most promising low cost, easy to manufacture and highly efficient solar cell. Compared to Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), quantum dots (QDs) of QDSSC has a narrow bandgap and possess excellent properties such as tunable band gaps, strong light absorption and high multiple electron generation. Titanium dioxide or titania (TiO2) is an oxides semiconductor material that is frequently used as a photoanode in this photovoltaic system due to high stability under visible light illumination. TiO2 is also known as a good photocatalyst and an excellent choice in environmental purification. The efficiencies of electron injection and light harvesting in QDSSC are affected by the nature, size morphology, and quantity of this nanomaterial. In this review, the concept and principles of the QDSSCs are reviewed. The preparation and fabrication method ofTiO2 electrode in QDSSC are also discussed. It is worthwhile to know the architecture of TiO2 in order to enhance the efficiency of QDSSC.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Institute of Advanced Technology
Publisher: School of Graduate Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Quantum dots-sensitized solar cell; Titanium dioxide; Quantum dots
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 07:22
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 07:22
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37633
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