Coral-shaped Nanomaterials Increase Solar Cell Efficiency
However, changing the structure andmorphology of the materials is difficult using current preparationmethods.
Researchers at the Chinese Academy ofSciences, Hefei, have developed tin oxide nanomaterials shaped likecorals, via a “swallowing growth mechanism”, which increases thesurface area of cells thereby increasing the efficiency ofdye-sensitized solar cells compared with spherical shapednanoparticles.
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