Fabrication and performances of flexible monolithic dye-sensitized solar cell using metal reinforced porous counter electrodes

Jiangjing He, Kun Wang, Fuzhi Huang, Yong Peng, Yibing 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 1cm10cm. 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 .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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488 - 493
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Nanoscience
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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