Calculation of photonic energy bands of self-assembled-type TiO2 photonic crystals as dye-sensitized solar battery

Sachiko Matsushita, Ryo Fujiwara, Masatsugu Shimomura

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    The photonic energy bands of the inverse-opal solar cell were calculated. The finite difference time domain method was applied to the analysis of both hexagonal closest packed (hcp) and face-centered cubic (fcc) structures of the TiO2-electrolyte photonic crystal. The electrolyte, which filled the calculated photonic crystals, was set as an acetonitrile system. The calculated photonic energy bands were compared with the experimental scattering spectra.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)617-620
    Number of pages4
    JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 1


    • Inverse opal
    • Nanomaterial
    • Self-organization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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