Nanostructured flower-shaped CuCo2S4as a Pt-free counter-electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells

Bakhytzhan Baptayev, Dias Mustazheb, Zhamilya Abilova, Mannix P. Balanay

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We demonstrated a solvothermally prepared cost-effective, mesoporous, and high surface area nanostructured flower-shaped CuCo2S4counter-electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells. The new counter electrode exhibited comparable results with a traditional Pt-based counter electrode, 7.56%vs.7.42%, respectively. The electrochemical analysis demonstrated superior electrocatalytic activity of the product, which was stable even after 6 months of aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12190-12193
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number81
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2020

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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