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Solid-State Synthesis of ZnO Nanostructures for Quasi-Solid Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with High Efficiencies up to 6.46%

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  • Yantao Shi,

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
    • State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China.
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  • Kai Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
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  • Yi Du,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
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  • Hong Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
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  • Junfu Gu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
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  • Chao Zhu,

    1. Department of Physics and the William Mong Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
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  • Lin Wang,

    1. Department of Physics and the William Mong Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
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  • Wei Guo,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
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  • Anders Hagfeldt,

    1. Department of Chemistry–Ångström, Uppsala University, Box 523, SE-75120, Uppsala, Sweden
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  • Ning Wang,

    1. Department of Physics and the William Mong Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
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  • Tingli Ma

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
    2. Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, 808-0196, Japan
    • State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China.
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Abstract

Solid-state synthesis of ZnO nanostructured building blocks is presented in this work for the fabrication of high efficiency quasi-solid dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The sponge-like photoanode has high optical density and better connections. Baking the photoanode at low temperature, photoconversion efficiencies of up to 6.46% are yielded by the quasi-solid DSSCs. Furthermore, we demonstrate better stability of our ZnO quasi-solid DSSCs.

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