Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Inverse-Opal Electrodes: Compact Inverse-Opal Electrode Using Non-Aggregated TiO2 Nanoparticles for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Adv. Funct. Mater. 7/2009)
On page 1093, Hyunjung Lee and co-workers report a novel method to fabricate an inverse-opal electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells. Compact and ordered TiO2 inverse-opal photoelectrodes are prepared using a 3D colloidal array templating route with flexible dimensional control of pore size. Organic-layer-coated TiO2 nanoparticles improved the degree of infiltration and consequently minimized the volume contraction during thermal calcinations of the colloidal template within the inverse opal structure.