Nanocrystalline Sol-Gel Nb2O5 Films for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

  1. Dr. K. Grassie2,
  2. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff3,
  3. Prof. Dr. G. Wegner4,
  4. Prof. Dr. J. Hausselt5 and
  5. Prof. Dr. H. Hanselka6
  1. Y. P. Guo and
  2. M. A. Aegerter

Published Online: 27 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607420.ch42

Functional Materials, Volume 13

Functional Materials, Volume 13

How to Cite

Guo, Y. P. and Aegerter, M. A. (2000) Nanocrystalline Sol-Gel Nb2O5 Films for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, in Functional Materials, Volume 13 (eds K. Grassie, E. Teuckhoff, G. Wegner, J. Hausselt and H. Hanselka), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607420.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Philips Forschungslaboratorium, Postfach 500145, 52085 Aachen, Germany

  2. 3

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

  3. 4

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  4. 5

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76201 Karlsruhe, Germany

  5. 6

    Institut für Mechanik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Universitätsplatz 2, 39160 Magdeburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. Institut für Neue Materialien - INM, Saarbrücken (Germany)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302543

Online ISBN: 9783527607426



  • functional materials;
  • nanocrystalline sol-gel Nb2O5 films;
  • photovoltaic energy conversion


In this study we will focus on how the microstructure of the Nb2O5 electrode affects the photoelectrochemical properties of nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cells by modifying morphology of sol-gel Nb2O5 coating by adding polymeric ligand and carbon soot to the sol.