Colloidal synthesis of wurtz-stannite Cu2CdGeS4 nanocrystals with high catalytic activity toward iodine redox couples in dye-sensitized solar cells

Shoushuang Huang, Jiantao Zai, Dui Ma, Qingquan He, Yuanyuan Liu, Qiquan Qiao, Xuefeng Qian

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Abstract

Wurtz-stannite Cu2CdGeS4 nanocrystals were synthesized via a facile hot-injection method at a low temperature. They exhibited low charge transfer resistance at the electrolyte-electrode interface and high electrocatalytic activity for the reduction of I3- in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Moreover, this DSSC showed a power conversion efficiency of 7.67%, comparable to the Pt-based device (7.54%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10866-10869
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number72
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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