By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Proteins are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Gwangju, South Korea, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "One-dimensional (1-D) SnO(2) nanorods (NRs) with a rutile structure are grown on various substrates regardless of the lattice-mismatch by using a new nutrient solution based on tin oxalate, which generated supersaturated Sn(2+) sources. These affluent sources are appropriate for producing a large number of SnO(2) nanoparticles, sufficient for stacking on a substrate surface by gravity, which then acts as a seed layer for subsequent nanorod growth."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, "Single crystalline nanorods are grown along the  direction by the oriented attachment phenomenon in which the attached nanoparticles were rearranged to reduce the overall surface energy through sharing thermodynamically unstable crystal (001) planes. Furthermore, the grown SnO(2) NRs are covered with a TiO(2) particulate film and utilized as a photoanode in DSSCs."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The power conversion efficiency is 8.61%, enhanced by 14.2% compared to the photoanode with only a TiO(2) particulate film."
For more information on this research see: A simple self-assembly route to single crystalline SnO2 nanorod growth by oriented attachment for dye sensitized solar cells. Nanoscale, 2013;5(3):1188-94. (Royal Society of Chemistry - www.rsc.org/; Nanoscale - pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/nr)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Song, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 123 Cheomdan-gwagiro, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 500-712, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include K.H. Lee, H. Jeong, S.H. Um, G.S. Han, H.S. Jung and G.Y Jung (see also Proteins).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Gwangju, South Korea, Crystallins, Eye Proteins, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies.
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