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Author Ehsan, Muhammad Ali ♦ Khaledi, Hamid ♦ Pandikumar, Alagarsamy ♦ Huang, Nay Ming ♦ Arifin, Zainudin ♦ Mazhar, Muhammad
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY ♦ ACETATES ♦ AEROSOLS ♦ CHEMICAL COMPOSITION ♦ CHEMICAL REACTIONS ♦ CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION ♦ DOPED MATERIALS ♦ MICROSTRUCTURE ♦ MONOCRYSTALS ♦ RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY ♦ SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY ♦ SOLAR CELLS ♦ SUBSTRATES ♦ SYNTHESIS ♦ TETRAHYDROFURAN ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ TIN OXIDES ♦ TITANATES ♦ TITANIUM OXIDES ♦ X-RAY DIFFRACTION ♦ X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY
Abstract A heterobimetallic complex [Cd{sub 2}Ti{sub 4}(μ-O){sub 6}(TFA){sub 8}(THF){sub 6}]·1.5THF (1) (TFA=trifluoroacetato, THF=tetrahydrofuran) comprising of Cd:Ti (1:2) ratio was synthesized by a chemical reaction of cadmium (II) acetate with titanium (IV) isopropoxide and triflouroacetic acid in THF. The stoichiometry of (1) was recognized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, spectroscopic and elemental analyses. Thermal studies revealed that (1) neatly decomposes at 450 °C to furnish 1:1 ratio of cadmium titanate:titania composite oxides material. The thin films of CdTiO{sub 3}–TiO{sub 2} composite oxides were deposited at 550 °C on fluorine doped tin oxide coated conducting glass substrate in air ambient. The micro-structure, crystallinity, phase identification and chemical composition of microspherical architectured CdTiO{sub 3}–TiO{sub 2} composite thin film have been determined by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. The scope of composite thin film having band gap of 3.1 eV was explored as photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell application. - Graphical abstarct: Microspherical designed CdTiO{sub 3}–TiO{sub 2} composite oxides photoanode film has been fabricated from single source precursor [Cd{sub 2}Ti{sub 4}(μ-O){sub 6}(TFA){sub 8}(THF){sub 6}]·1.5THF via aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition technique for dye sensitized solar cell application. - Highlights: • Synthesis and characterization of a heterobimetallic Cd–Ti complex. • Fabrication of CdTiO{sub 3}–TiO{sub 2} thin film photoelectrode. • Application as dye sensitized photoanode for solar application.
ISSN 00224596
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-10-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Volume Number 230


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