Inside Back Cover: Carbon Nanotubes Bridged with Graphene Nanoribbons and Their Use in High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 14/2013)

Authors

  • Zhibin Yang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
    2. Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Mingkai Liu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Chao Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
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  • Weng Weei Tjiu,

    1. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 3 Research Link, Singapore, 117602 (Singapore)
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  • Prof. Tianxi Liu,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
    • State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
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  • Prof. Huisheng Peng

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
    2. Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
    • State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
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Abstract

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Multiwalled carbon nanotubes can be partially unzipped to produce nanoribbons that bridge the nanotubes. As shown by T. Liu, H. Peng, and co-workers in their Communication on page 3996 ff., this unique structure favors rapid charge transport when used as a counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells, resulting in a maximum energy conversion efficiency of 8.23 %.

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