3D Honeycomb-Like Structured Graphene and Its High Efficiency as a Counter-Electrode Catalyst for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells


  • This work was partially supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF-CBET-0931587) and the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF-51799-ND10).


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A useful Li: A simple reaction between Li2O and CO, gives a new type of three-dimensional graphene sheets—honeycomb-structured graphene. A dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) with the new graphene counter electrode has an energy conversion efficiency as high as 7.8 %, which is comparable to that of DSSCs with an expensive Pt counter electrode.