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Core-Sheath Carbon Nanostructured Fibers for Efficient Wire-Shaped Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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  • Xin Fang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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  • Zhibin Yang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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  • Longbin Qiu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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  • Hao Sun,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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  • Shaowu Pan,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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  • Jue Deng,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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  • Yongfeng Luo,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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  • Huisheng Peng

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Abstract

A novel core-sheath carbon nanostructured fiber is created with high tensile strength, electrical conductivity, and electrocatalytic activity. In particular, the designed ribbon-like nanostructure on the outer surface favors the attachment and impregnation of a second functional phase that is critical for electronic devices. As a demonstration, novel wire-shaped dye-sensitized solar cells are produced with high energy conversion efficiencies up to 6.83%.

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