These authors contributed equally to this work.
Carbon Nanotubes Bridged with Graphene Nanoribbons and Their Use in High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells†
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2013
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 14, pages 3996–3999, April 2, 2013
How to Cite
Yang, Z., Liu, M., Zhang, C., Tjiu, W. W., Liu, T. and Peng, H. (2013), Carbon Nanotubes Bridged with Graphene Nanoribbons and Their Use in High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 3996–3999. doi: 10.1002/anie.201209736
This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51125011, 91027025, 21225417), MOST (2011CB932503, 2011DFA51330), STCSM (11520701400, 12nm0503200), and the Program for Prof. of Special Appointment at the Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning.
- Issue published online: 26 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 11 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 8 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 2012
- National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 51125011, 91027025, 21225417
- MOST. Grant Numbers: 2011CB932503, 2011DFA51330
- STCSM. Grant Numbers: 11520701400, 12nm0503200
- Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning
- dye-sensitized solar cells;
Tie a ribbon on it: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes were partially unzipped to produce nanoribbons that bridged the nanotubes. The unique structure favors rapid charge transport when used as counter electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells, resulting in a maximum energy conversion efficiency of 8.23 % versus 7.61 % for a conventional platinum electrode.