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Journal Article


Chemical Communications, Volume 46, Number 39, p.7421-7423 (2010)



Acetic acid, article, crystal structure, dye, Electrospinning, n, n dimethylacetamide, polyvinyl acetate, porosity, rice, scanning electron microscopy, sensitization, structure analysis, Temperature measurement, Titanium dioxide, transmission electron microscopy, X ray diffraction


Nanofibers, produced by electrospinning a solution containing titanium tetra(iv) isopropoxide, polyvinyl acetate and acetic acid in N,N-dimethyl acetamide, upon sintering at 500 °C produce rice grain-shaped TiO 2 mesostructures. Each rice grain-shaped TiO2 has a mixed crystal structure and high porosity and the mesostructures are found to have applications in dye-sensitized solar cells. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


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A. S. Nair, Shengyuan, Y., Peining, Z., and Ramakrishna, S., “Rice grain-shaped TiO2 mesostructures by electrospinning for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Chemical Communications, vol. 46, pp. 7421-7423, 2010.