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Fabrication and Performances of Flexible Monolithic Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Using Metal Reinforced Porous Counter Electrodes

Author(s): Jiangjing He, Kun Wang, Fuzhi Huang, Yong Peng, Yi-Bing Cheng.

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Abstract:

We report here the world’s first large size plastic monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) with size of 1cmx10cm. A novel printable metal-carbon/graphite composite was used as the counter electrode. By transferring this counter electrode on top of working electrode through a cold isostatic pressing technology, flexible monolithic DSC was successfully fabricated. Our results show that charge transfer resistance of carbon/graphite counter electrode was reduced to about 0.2 Ω.cm2 after being reinforced with magnetron sputtering coated Pt nano particles, which is comparable with sandwich structure plastic DSC with commercial Pt/ITO-PET substrates.

Keywords: Cold isostatic pressing, flexible monolithic dye-sensitized solar cell, magnetron sputter coating, metal reinforced carbon/graphite composites.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2015
Page: [488 - 493]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1573413711666150202232622
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