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Low-temperature electrodeposition approach leading to robust mesoscopic anatase TiO2 films

Patra, Snehangshu and Andriamiadamanana, Christian and Tulodziecki, Michal and Davoisne, Carine and Taberna, Pierre-Louis and Sauvage, Frédéric Low-temperature electrodeposition approach leading to robust mesoscopic anatase TiO2 films. (2016) Scientific Reports, 6. 1-7. ISSN 2045-2322

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep21588


Anatase TiO2, a wide bandgap semiconductor, likely the most worldwide studied inorganic material for many practical applications, offers unequal characteristics for applications in photocatalysis and sun energy conversion. However, the lack of controllable, cost-effective methods for scalable fabrication of homogeneous thin films of anatase TiO2 at low temperatures (ie. < 100 °C) renders up-to-date deposition processes unsuited to flexible plastic supports or to smart textile fibres, thus limiting these wearable and easy-to-integrate emerging technologies. Here, we present a very versatile template-free method for producing robust mesoporous films of nanocrystalline anatase TiO2 at temperatures of/or below 80 °C. The individual assembly of the mesoscopic particles forming ever-demonstrated high optical quality beads of TiO2 affords, with this simple methodology, efficient light capture and confinement into the photo-anode, which in flexible dye-sensitized solar cell technology translates into a remarkable power conversion efficiency of 7.2% under A.M.1.5G conditions.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Nature editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.nature.com/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Scientific Reports website : http://www.nature.com/srep/
HAL Id:hal-01473092
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Picardie Jules Verne (FRANCE)
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Agence National of Research (ANR)
Deposited On:21 Feb 2017 14:32

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