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Study Findings on Materials Science Are Outlined in Reports from University of California (Biotemplated hybrid TiO2 nanoparticle and TiO2-SiO2...

September 9, 2014



Study Findings on Materials Science Are Outlined in Reports from University of California (Biotemplated hybrid TiO2 nanoparticle and TiO2-SiO2 composites for dye-sensitized solar cells)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Materials Science is now available. According to news reporting from La Jolla, California, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Hybrid TiO2-nanoparticle (NP)/TiO2-SiO2 (TS) composites, prepared using rice straw biotemplates were used as photoelectrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells. The hybrid TiO2-NP/TS composite showed increased dye loading due to a faster electron diffusion pathway."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "This could effectively improve the photoelectrode properties of this nanocomposite material, which would improve its solar conversion efficiency. TiO2-NP/TS (10 wt%) based DSSC demonstrated a tau(t) of 1.17 ms, tau(r) of 37.14 ms, and showed a maximum power conversion efficiency of 5.81%."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "V-oc, J(sc), and fill factor values of TiO2-NP/TS were found to be 0.69 V, 14.01 mA cm(-2), and 60.11%, respectively under AM 1.5 simulated sunlight illumination (100 mW cm(-2))."

For more information on this research see: Biotemplated hybrid TiO2 nanoparticle and TiO2-SiO2 composites for dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials Letters, 2014;131():190-193. Materials Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Materials Letters - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505672)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E.M. Jin, University of California, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States. Additional authors for this research include J.Y. Park, K.J. Hwang, H.B. Gu and S.M. Jeong.

Keywords for this news article include: La Jolla, California, United States, North and Central America, Materials Science

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