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Frontiers of Optoelectronics

Front Optoelec Chin    2011, Vol. 4 Issue (1) : 103-107     DOI: 10.1007/s12200-011-0201-6
Studies of high-efficient and low-cost dye-sensitized solar cells
Qingqing MIAO, Mingxing WU, Wei GUO, Tingli MA()
State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
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Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is a new type of photoelectric device. To commercialize DSSC successfully, it is necessary to further improve the efficiency of energy conversion and reduce its cost. Nitrogen-doped (N-doped) TiO2 photoanode, the carbon counter electrode (CE), and a new type of hybrid photoanode were investigated in this study. The conversion efficiency of the DSSC reached by 10.10% as the DSSC was fabricated with the N-doped photoanode, and this efficiency is much higher than that of the undoped-DSSC with 8.90%; as the low-cost carbon was used as CE, the efficiency of the DSSC was 7.50%, it was as samilar as that of Pt CE (7.47%); the hybrid DSSC with multilayer photoanode by the film-transfer technique achieved a panchromatic response and a superposed short circuit current density (JSC) by using two complementary dyes.

Keywords high-efficiency      dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)      hybrid      nitrogen-doped (N-doped) TiO2      carbon counter electrode (CE)     
Corresponding Authors: MA Tingli,   
Issue Date: 05 March 2011
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Qingqing MIAO,Mingxing WU,Wei GUO, et al. Studies of high-efficient and low-cost dye-sensitized solar cells[J]. Front Optoelec Chin, 2011, 4(1): 103-107.
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Fig.1  UV-Vis absorption spectra of AP, ZnPc, hybrid of AP/ZnPc absorbed onto the TiO films
Fig.1  UV-Vis absorption spectra of AP, ZnPc, hybrid of AP/ZnPc absorbed onto the TiO films
titania electrodeVOC/mVJSC/(mA·cm-2)FF/%η/%
N-doped ST-01778±1019.05±0.070.68±0.0110.1±0.2
undoped ST-01756±1317.40±0.100.68±0.018.9±0.3
Tab.1  Performance of the DSSCs based on N-doped and undoped TiO electrodes
Fig.2  TEM images of the well-ordered Com. (a) Top view; (b) cross-section
Fig.2  TEM images of the well-ordered Com. (a) Top view; (b) cross-section
Fig.3  - curves for DSSCs using the four kinds of CEs and the Pt electrode
Fig.3  - curves for DSSCs using the four kinds of CEs and the Pt electrode
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