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New Applied Materials & Interfaces Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Anhui University

May 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Data detailed on Applied Materials & Interfaces have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Anhui, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Spongelike CuInS2 3D microspheres were synthesized through a solvothermal method employing CuCl, InCl3, and thiourea as Cu, In, and S sources, respectively, and PVP as surfactant. The as-prepared products have regular spherical shapes with diameters of 0.8-3.7 ?m, the spheres consisted of small nanosheets, which are composed of small nanoparticles."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Anhui University, "As an important solar cell material, its photovoltaic property was also tested and the results showed a solar energy conversion efficiency of 3.31%. With the help of reduced graphene, its conversion efficiency could be further increased to 6.18%."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Compared with conventional Pt material used in counter electrodes of solar cells, this new material has an advantages of low-cost, facile synthesis and high efficiency with graphene assistance."

For more information on this research see: One-Pot controlled synthesis of spongelike CuInS(2) microspheres for efficient counter electrode with graphene assistance in dye-sensitized solar cells. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(4):2604-10. (American Chemical Society -; Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Liu, School of Physics and Materials Science, Anhui University , Hefei, Anhui 230039, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include G. Li and X. Chen.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Anhui, People's Republic of China, Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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Source: Journal of Technology

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