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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012, Article ID 536810, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/536810
Research Article

Electrodeposition and Low-Temperature Post-Treatment of Nanocrystalline S n O 2 Films for Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Materials of Henan Province and School of Physics and Electronics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China

Received 1 November 2011; Accepted 28 December 2011

Academic Editor: Anukorn Phuruangrat

Copyright © 2011 Shengjun Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

S n O 2 porous films were electrodeposited on Ti substrate using pulse-potential technique. These deposited films were dealt with different post-treatments. The effects of the post treatments were investigated through X-ray diffraction, FE-SEM, and Raman spectra. These investigations showed that crystal nanoporous S n O 2 films were obtained through low-temperature post-treatment process. The photoelectric conversion efficiency of the S n O 2 film treated with both the water vapour treatment and ultraviolet illumination was improved to be 0.35% which was comparable with the conversion efficiency of the film sintered at 5 5 0 C .