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TiO₂ nanotube based dye-sensitised solar cells
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
The first report of a functioning photo-electrochemical solar cell in 1991 attracted a lot of interest from scientists and industrial groups. From an industrial point of view these so-called dye-sensitised solar cells ...
TiO2 nanotube based dye- sensitised solar cells
(University of Western Cape, 2012)
This work investigated the synthesis of Al2O3-coated TiO2 nanotubes via the anodisation technique for application in DSCs. TiO2 nanotube arrays with an average length of 15 μm, diameter of 50 nm and wall thickness of 15 ...
Vertically aligned silicon nanowires synthesised by metal assisted chemical etching for photovoltaic applications
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)
One-dimensional silicon nanowires (SiNWs) are promising building blocks for solar cells as they provide a controlled, vectorial transport route for photo-generated charge carriers in the device as well as providing ...
Charge transfer efficiency and optical properties of P3HT/PCBM spin coated thin films
The efficiency of organic photovoltaics is influenced by the structure of the polymer, the morphology of the film, the interfaces between the layers, the choice of electron acceptor material and the ratio between the ...
Metal assisted chemically etched silicon nanowires for application in a hybrid solar cell
(University of the Western Cape, 2018)
Photovoltaic (PV) devices based on inorganic-organic hybrid active layers have been extensively studied for over a decade now. However, photoactive hybrid layers of material combinations such as rr-P3HT and SiNWs still ...