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Directly Hydrothermal Growth of Single Crystal Nb3O7(OH) Nanorod Film for High Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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  • Haimin Zhang,

    1. Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 4222, Australia
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  • Yun Wang,

    1. Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 4222, Australia
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  • Dongjiang Yang,

    1. Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 4222, Australia
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  • Yibing Li,

    1. Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 4222, Australia
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  • Hongwei Liu,

    1. Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 4222, Australia
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  • Porun Liu,

    1. Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 4222, Australia
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  • Barry J. Wood,

    1. Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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  • Huijun Zhao

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    1. Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 4222, Australia
    • Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 4222, Australia.
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Abstract

Hydrothermal growth of high crystallinity Nb3O7(OH) single crystal nanorod film onto FTO substrate is directly used as the photoanode for DSSCs without calcination. The resultant DSSCs possess an impressive overall efficiency of 6.77%, the highest among all reported DSSCs assembled by niobium oxide-based photoanodes.

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