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The project involves optimizing the synthesis, washing, and redispersion of platinum nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are to be attached to dye molecules where they will act as nanocatalysts to reduce energy losses in low-cost dye-sensitized solar cells. The goal is to develop a process based on a pure or mixed solvent that will maintain a stable dispersion of the nanoparticles without interfering with their ability to bond with the dye molecules in the solar cell.
Rothstein, Jeffrey, "Stability and Redispersion of Platinum Nanoparticle Suspensions for Attachment to Dyes in Low-Cost Solar Cells" (2016). Honors Scholar Theses. 538.