Single-atom catalysis in mesoporous photovoltaics: The principle of utility maximization

Yantao Shi, Chunyu Zhao, Haisheng Wei, Jiahao Guo, Suxia Liang, Aiqin Wang, Tao Zhang, Jingyue Liu, Tingli Ma

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(Graph Presented) FeOx-supported single Pt atoms are used for the first time as counter electrodes (CEs) in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), which are mesoporous photovoltaic devices. This system enables the investigation of the electrocatalytic behavior of a single-atom catalyst (SAC). Compared with conventional Pt CEs, the SAC-based CEs exhibit better reversibility as indicated by the peak-to-peak separation (Epp). A high degree of atom utilization is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8147-8153
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number48
StatePublished - Oct 13 2014


  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Electrode materials
  • Iron oxide
  • Photovoltaic materials
  • Platinum
  • Single-atom catalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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