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Conductivity studies of nanostructured TiO2 films permeated with electrolyte
2004 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, E-ISSN 1520-5207, Vol. 108, no 33, 12388-12396 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Charge transport in nanostructured TiO2 films permeated with an electrolyte was studied, using temperature-dependent conductivity and electron accumulation measurements. Two regions for charge transport were distinguished from the relationship between conductivity and electron concentration. In the first region (similar to1-20 electrons per TiO2 particle), the effective electron mobility is dependent on the electron concentration and values between 7 x 10(-4) and 78 x 10(-4) cm(2) V-1 s(-1) were determined. The activation energy of the mobility was similar to0.3 eV. The charge transport can be described with a trapping/detrapping model that involves localized band-gap states. In the second region (> 20 electrons per TiO2 particle), the effective electron mobility is independent of electron concentration and values of similar to150 x 10(-4) cm(2) V-1 s(-1) are calculated. The activation energy of mobility is in the range of 0-0.15 eV, depending on the electrolyte. Transport of electrons in the conduction band seems to be the most applicable model.

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2004. Vol. 108, no 33, 12388-12396 p.
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nanocrystalline photovoltaic cells, solar-cells, charge-transfer, back-reaction, transport, conversion, nanoparticulate, efficiency, impedance, kinetics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23649DOI: 10.1021/jp037119pISI: 000223289500019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-23649DiVA: diva2:342348
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QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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