Determination of the electronic density of states at a nanostructured TiO2/Ru-dye/electrolyte interface by means of photoelectron spectroscopy
2002 (English)In: Chemical Physics, ISSN 0301-0104, E-ISSN 1873-4421, Vol. 285, no 1, 157-165 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this work, photoelectron spectroscopy is used to measure the electronic density of states in the band gap region of a nanostructured TiO2 film. Such nanostructured films are used in dye-sensitized solar cells, and in this study a plain TiO2 film as well as a dye-sensitized film were examined. Further, to simulate the electrolyte effect on the energy levels at the oxide/dye/electrolyte interface in a solar cell, the density of states in the band gap region for an electrochemically prepared TiO2 film inserted with Li+ ions was measured. From the experimental findings we discuss the distribution and chemical nature of electron trap states in the band gap and the energy matching between the LUMO level of the adsorbed dye, cis-bis(4,4′-dicarboxy-2,2′-bipyridine)-bis(isothiocyanato)ruthenium(II), and the TiO2 conduction band edge.
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2002. Vol. 285, no 1, 157-165 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-89734DOI: 10.1016/S0301-0104(02)00699-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-89734DiVA: diva2:161455