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Nanomaterials 2011, 1(1), 79-88; doi:10.3390/nano1010079
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Quantum Dot Sensitized Photoelectrodes

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Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5095, Australia
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Received: 18 October 2011 / Accepted: 26 October 2011 / Published: 15 November 2011
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Abstract

Quantum Dots (QDs) are promising alternatives to organic dyes as sensitisers for photocatalytic electrodes. This review article provides an overview of the current state of the art in this area. More specifically, different types of QDs with a special focus on heavy-metal free QDs and the methods for preparation and adsorption onto metal oxide electrodes (especially titania and zinc oxide) are discussed. Eventually, the key areas of necessary improvements are identified and assessed.
Keywords: Quantum dots; dye-sensitized photoelectrodes; photocatalysis; solar energy conversion; titania; zinc oxide Quantum dots; dye-sensitized photoelectrodes; photocatalysis; solar energy conversion; titania; zinc oxide
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