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Facile hydrothermal preparation of hierarchically assembled, porous single-crystalline ZnO nanoplates and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells

Authors Qiu, Yongcai
Chen, Wei
Yang, Shihe
Issue Date 2010
Source Journal of materials chemistry , v. 20, (5), 2010, FEB 7, p. 1001-1006
Summary Bottom-up engineering of semiconductor nanostructures holds high potential for designing the next generation of solar cells. A superstructure of meso/micro-porous single-crystalline ZnO nanoplates is created by controlled thermal decomposition of a nanoplate precursor prepared from a hydrothermal process. This unique porous nanoplate structure has proved to be an excellent candidate for constructing photoanodes of low-cost and high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC).
ISSN 0959-9428
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