—Highly ordered, self-organized TiO2 nanotube
arrays (TNA) have been successfully prepared by anodization
of titanium foil in ethylene glycol electrolyte containing 0.01%
ammonium fluoride (NH4F). The effect of variation of applied
anodization voltage ranging from 50V to 57 V on the
morphology of the TNA has been studied using field emission
scanning electron microscope. The increase in applied voltage
enhances average pore size from 34nm to 58nm and reduces
wall thickness. Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy has been used
to evaluate the amount of dye absorption on the surface of
various TNA which reveals direct correlation between the dye
absorption and the morphology of the sample.
—Titanium dioxide, Dye-sensitized solar cell,
Swati Bhardwaj, Tushar Rana, and Subhayan Biswas are with the
Department of Physics, the LNM Institute of Information Technology,
Jaipur 302031, Rajasthan, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Pinaki Laha and Anjan Barman are with the S. N. Bose National Centre
for Basic Sciences, Sector-III, Block - JD, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700098,
India (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Swati Bhardwaj, Tushar Rana, Pinaki Laha, Anjan Barman, and Subhayan Biswas, "Study of Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Array for the Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 47-50, 2014.