Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performances In Flexible Mesoscopic Solar Cells: An Effective Light-Scattering Material

Yang, Y, Cui, L, Wang, B, Qiao, R, Chen, D, Fan, J, Shao, G and Zhang, X 2018, 'Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performances In Flexible Mesoscopic Solar Cells: An Effective Light-Scattering Material', Chemphotochem, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 986-993.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performances In Flexible Mesoscopic Solar Cells: An Effective Light-Scattering Material
Author(s) Yang, Y
Cui, L
Wang, B
Qiao, R
Chen, D
Fan, J
Shao, G
Zhang, X
Year 2018
Journal name Chemphotochem
Volume number 2
Issue number 11
Start page 986
End page 993
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Abstract The development of a suitable material with both effective light scattering and high surface adhesion properties that would allow a low-temperature fabrication of a mechanically stable light trapping layer is critical for today's flexible plastic dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) to reach comparable high power conversion efficiency (PEC) towards commercialization. In the present work, submicron-sized titania particles of intensive surface roughness were strategically synthesized using a combined sol-gel and thermolysis approach. When used as a light-trapping layer in flexible DSCs, the ideal strong light scattering ability of such materials enabled significant enhancement of light harvesting and thus greatly contributed to the photocurrent performances. This led to a nearly 30 % PEC improvement when compared to the flexible DSCs using nanoparticle-based photoanodes of a similar film thickness.
Subject Colloid and Surface Chemistry
DOI - identifier 10.1002/cptc.201800089
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ISSN 2367-0932
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