Ultrafast fabrication of flexible dye-sensitized solar cells by ultrasonic spray-coating technology

Hyun-Gyu Han, Hasitha C. Weerasinghe, Kwang Min Kim, Jeong Soo Kim, Yi-Bing Cheng, David J. Jones, Andrew B. Holmes, Tae-Hyuk Kwon

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Abstract

This study investigates novel deposition techniques for the preparation of TiO2 electrodes for use in flexible dye-sensitized solar cells. These proposed new methods, namely pre-dye-coating and codeposition ultrasonic spraying, eliminate the conventional need for time-consuming processes such as dye soaking and high-temperature sintering. Power conversion efficiencies of over 4.0% were achieved with electrodes prepared on flexible polymer substrates using this new deposition technology and N719 dye as a sensitizer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 9
Number of pages9
JournalScientific Reports
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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