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Journal Article


Chemical Communications, Volume 48, Number 88, p.10865-10867 (2012)



article, chemical analysis, chemical structure, chemistry, coloring agent, Coloring Agents, dye, electrode, Electrodes, light scattering, Materials Testing, metal nanoparticle, Metal Nanoparticles, Solar energy, Surface properties, surface property, Tin Compounds, tin derivative, tin dioxide, tin oxide


Mesoporous SnO 2 agglomerates with hierarchical structures and a high surface area were fabricated through a molten salt method. The SnO 2 demonstrated high photoelectric conversion efficiencies of 3.05% and 6.23% (with TiCl 4 treatment) in dye-sensitized solar cells, which are attributed to its dual functionality of providing high dye-loading and efficient light scattering. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


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P. Zhu, Reddy, M. V., Wu, Y., Peng, S., Yang, S., A. S. Nair, Loh, K. P., Chowdari, B. V. R., and Ramakrishna, S., “Mesoporous SnO 2 agglomerates with hierarchical structures as an efficient dual-functional material for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Chemical Communications, vol. 48, pp. 10865-10867, 2012.