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dc.contributor.authorWang, Lulu
dc.contributor.authorAl-Mamun, Mohammad
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Porun
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yun
dc.contributor.authorYang, Hua Gui
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hai Feng
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Huijun
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-24T04:57:37Z
dc.date.available2017-10-24T04:57:37Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1884-4049
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/am.2015.121
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142201
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, there has been a significant increase in the studies on effective energy-conversion devices, including photovoltaics and fuel cells, which aim to alleviate the enormous energy demand, as well as the environmental pollution issues associated with current power consumption. Among these devices, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) have received significant attention owing to their simple fabrication procedure, cost-effectiveness and high-power-conversion efficiency. The counter electrode (CE) of the DSCs is an important component and generally uses platinum as its benchmark material, the high cost and scarcity of which have limited the broad application of the DSCs. Thus, substantial effort has been devoted to seek active CE materials with low cost, high electrocatalytic activity and excellent stability. Nevertheless, this is generally achieved via a ‘trial-and-error’ method owing to the lack of information on the mechanism of the electrocatalytic reaction on the CE’s surface. This report summarizes the recent advances in the mechanistic study of the interfacial electrocatalytic reaction on CE materials, as well as the establishment of a rational screening protocol for efficient CE materials. Furthermore, several outstanding CE materials developed via this protocol have been reviewed. The demonstrated combined approach can be extended to the studies of other essential electrocatalytic reactions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNature Japan KK
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome226-1
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe226-15
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNPG Asia Materials
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSolid State Chemistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTheory and Design of Materials
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFunctional Materials
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCondensed Matter Physics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaterials Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode030206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode030307
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode091205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0306
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0912
dc.titleThe search for efficient electrocatalysts as counter electrode materials for dye-sensitized solar cells: mechanistic study, material screening and experimental validation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
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gro.griffith.authorZhao, Huijun
gro.griffith.authorLiu, Porun
gro.griffith.authorWang, Yun
gro.griffith.authorAl-Mamun, M
gro.griffith.authorYang, Huagui
gro.griffith.authorWang, Lulu


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