Fast Electron Transport and High Surface Area: Potential Application of Porous Anatase Single Crystals in Solar Cells

Authors

  • Seulgi So,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, WW4-LKO, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstrasse 7, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Patrik Schmuki

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, WW4-LKO, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstrasse 7, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)
    2. Department of Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, WW4-LKO, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstrasse 7, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)
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Abstract

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A remarkable approach to the production of large mesoporous anatase single crystals was reported recently by Snaith et al. These crystals display two properties—high surface area and high electron mobility—that fundamentally affect the performance of any TiO2-based photoelectrochemical device, such as Grätzel-type dye-sensitized solar cells.

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