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@article{IJASEIT11142,
   author = {Natalita M. Nursam and - Shobih and J. Pandanga and Xingdong Wang},
   title = {Titanium Dioxide Nanorods as An Effective Blocking Layer in Solar Cells},
   journal = {International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology},
   volume = {10},
   number = {5},
   year = {2020},
   pages = {1992--1997},
   keywords = {blocking layer; DSSC; hydrothermal, nanorods; TiO2.},
   abstract = {

Blocking layer holds a crucial function in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). It essentially prevents recombination from occurring between electrons in the photoanode and the oxidized dye molecules within the electrolyte. Furthermore, this layer could strengthen the connection between the conductive substrate and the photoanode layer. Herein, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorods were applied as a blocking layer in DSSC, and the solar cell performance was subsequently compared with the cells containing conventional TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer. The TiO2 nanorods were grown from titanium isopropoxide (TTIP) solution via the hydrothermal method for various durations, i.e., 30, 60, and 120 min. Meanwhile, the TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer was deposited via the wet chemistry method by hydrolyzing titanium (IV) chloride (TiCl4). The morphology and structure of both types of blocking layers were compared, whereas the electrical properties of the solar cells were analyzed using incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency (IPCE) and current-voltage (I-V) characterization. It was found that different hydrothermal time resulted in TiO2 nanorods with different morphologies. The application of TiO2 nanorods blocking layer that was grown for 120 min led to a photoconversion efficiency of 3.29%, which was 8.2% and 4.4% higher than the photoconversion efficiency of cells without the blocking layer and with TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer, respectively. Our results indicated that the blocking layer with a TiO2 nanorods structure could facilitate better electrons transfer than that of nanoparticles.

},    issn = {2088-5334},    publisher = {INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development},    url = {http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=11142},    doi = {10.18517/ijaseit.10.5.11142} }

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%A Nursam, Natalita M.
%A Shobih, -
%A Pandanga, J.
%A Wang, Xingdong
%D 2020
%T Titanium Dioxide Nanorods as An Effective Blocking Layer in Solar Cells
%B 2020
%9 blocking layer; DSSC; hydrothermal, nanorods; TiO2.
%! Titanium Dioxide Nanorods as An Effective Blocking Layer in Solar Cells
%K blocking layer; DSSC; hydrothermal, nanorods; TiO2.
%X 

Blocking layer holds a crucial function in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). It essentially prevents recombination from occurring between electrons in the photoanode and the oxidized dye molecules within the electrolyte. Furthermore, this layer could strengthen the connection between the conductive substrate and the photoanode layer. Herein, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorods were applied as a blocking layer in DSSC, and the solar cell performance was subsequently compared with the cells containing conventional TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer. The TiO2 nanorods were grown from titanium isopropoxide (TTIP) solution via the hydrothermal method for various durations, i.e., 30, 60, and 120 min. Meanwhile, the TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer was deposited via the wet chemistry method by hydrolyzing titanium (IV) chloride (TiCl4). The morphology and structure of both types of blocking layers were compared, whereas the electrical properties of the solar cells were analyzed using incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency (IPCE) and current-voltage (I-V) characterization. It was found that different hydrothermal time resulted in TiO2 nanorods with different morphologies. The application of TiO2 nanorods blocking layer that was grown for 120 min led to a photoconversion efficiency of 3.29%, which was 8.2% and 4.4% higher than the photoconversion efficiency of cells without the blocking layer and with TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer, respectively. Our results indicated that the blocking layer with a TiO2 nanorods structure could facilitate better electrons transfer than that of nanoparticles.

%U http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=11142 %R doi:10.18517/ijaseit.10.5.11142 %J International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology %V 10 %N 5 %@ 2088-5334

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Natalita M. Nursam,- Shobih,J. Pandanga and Xingdong Wang,"Titanium Dioxide Nanorods as An Effective Blocking Layer in Solar Cells," International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1992-1997, 2020. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.18517/ijaseit.10.5.11142.

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TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nursam, Natalita M.
AU  - Shobih, -
AU  - Pandanga, J.
AU  - Wang, Xingdong
PY  - 2020
TI  - Titanium Dioxide Nanorods as An Effective Blocking Layer in Solar Cells
JF  - International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology; Vol. 10 (2020) No. 5
Y2  - 2020
SP  - 1992
EP  - 1997
SN  - 2088-5334
PB  - INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development
KW  - blocking layer; DSSC; hydrothermal, nanorods; TiO2.
N2  - 

Blocking layer holds a crucial function in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). It essentially prevents recombination from occurring between electrons in the photoanode and the oxidized dye molecules within the electrolyte. Furthermore, this layer could strengthen the connection between the conductive substrate and the photoanode layer. Herein, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorods were applied as a blocking layer in DSSC, and the solar cell performance was subsequently compared with the cells containing conventional TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer. The TiO2 nanorods were grown from titanium isopropoxide (TTIP) solution via the hydrothermal method for various durations, i.e., 30, 60, and 120 min. Meanwhile, the TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer was deposited via the wet chemistry method by hydrolyzing titanium (IV) chloride (TiCl4). The morphology and structure of both types of blocking layers were compared, whereas the electrical properties of the solar cells were analyzed using incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency (IPCE) and current-voltage (I-V) characterization. It was found that different hydrothermal time resulted in TiO2 nanorods with different morphologies. The application of TiO2 nanorods blocking layer that was grown for 120 min led to a photoconversion efficiency of 3.29%, which was 8.2% and 4.4% higher than the photoconversion efficiency of cells without the blocking layer and with TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer, respectively. Our results indicated that the blocking layer with a TiO2 nanorods structure could facilitate better electrons transfer than that of nanoparticles.

UR - http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=11142 DO - 10.18517/ijaseit.10.5.11142

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RT Journal Article
ID 11142
A1 Nursam, Natalita M.
A1 Shobih, -
A1 Pandanga, J.
A1 Wang, Xingdong
T1 Titanium Dioxide Nanorods as An Effective Blocking Layer in Solar Cells
JF International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
VO 10
IS 5
YR 2020
SP 1992
OP 1997
SN 2088-5334
PB INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development
K1 blocking layer; DSSC; hydrothermal, nanorods; TiO2.
AB 

Blocking layer holds a crucial function in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). It essentially prevents recombination from occurring between electrons in the photoanode and the oxidized dye molecules within the electrolyte. Furthermore, this layer could strengthen the connection between the conductive substrate and the photoanode layer. Herein, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorods were applied as a blocking layer in DSSC, and the solar cell performance was subsequently compared with the cells containing conventional TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer. The TiO2 nanorods were grown from titanium isopropoxide (TTIP) solution via the hydrothermal method for various durations, i.e., 30, 60, and 120 min. Meanwhile, the TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer was deposited via the wet chemistry method by hydrolyzing titanium (IV) chloride (TiCl4). The morphology and structure of both types of blocking layers were compared, whereas the electrical properties of the solar cells were analyzed using incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency (IPCE) and current-voltage (I-V) characterization. It was found that different hydrothermal time resulted in TiO2 nanorods with different morphologies. The application of TiO2 nanorods blocking layer that was grown for 120 min led to a photoconversion efficiency of 3.29%, which was 8.2% and 4.4% higher than the photoconversion efficiency of cells without the blocking layer and with TiO2 nanoparticles blocking layer, respectively. Our results indicated that the blocking layer with a TiO2 nanorods structure could facilitate better electrons transfer than that of nanoparticles.

LK http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=11142 DO - 10.18517/ijaseit.10.5.11142