Construction of nanostructured electrodes on flexible substrates using pre-treated building blocks

Fuzhi Huang, Dehong Chen, Qi Li, Rachel Anne Caruso, Yibing Cheng

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Abstract

A “building block” concept is introduced for the construction of electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). The building blocks are prefabricated submicrometer- to micrometer-sized clusters, such as nanostructured mesoporous TiO2 spheres. This concept makes a number of approaches possible that are difficult to achieve through the conventional nanoparticle route for the preparation of flexible DSCs. Significantly, the building blocks can be physically and chemically pre-treated prior to electrode fabrication. Thus some of the intrinsic limitations of using plastic substrates can be overcome, such as applying heat treatment and TiCl4 treatment, affording a high power conversion efficiency of 7.5%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 4
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume100
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Huang, Fuzhi ; Chen, Dehong ; Li, Qi ; Caruso, Rachel Anne ; Cheng, Yibing. / Construction of nanostructured electrodes on flexible substrates using pre-treated building blocks. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 100, No. 12. pp. 1 - 4.
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Construction of nanostructured electrodes on flexible substrates using pre-treated building blocks. / Huang, Fuzhi; Chen, Dehong; Li, Qi; Caruso, Rachel Anne; Cheng, Yibing.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100, No. 12, 2012, p. 1 - 4.

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