標題: High-Performance Large-Scale Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Anodic TiO2 Nanotube Arrays
作者: Jen, Hsiu-Ping
Lin, Meng-Hung
Li, Lu-Lin
Wu, Hui-Ping
Huang, Wei-Kai
Cheng, Po-Jen
Diau, Eric Wei-Guang
應用化學系
應用化學系分子科學碩博班
Department of Applied Chemistry
Institute of Molecular science
關鍵字: anodization;DSSC;EIS;flexible optoelectronics;TiO2 nanotubes
公開日期: 1-十月-2013
摘要: A simple strategy to fabricate flexible dye-sensitized solar cells involves the use of photoanodes based on TiO2 nanotube (TNT) arrays with rear illumination. The TNT films (tube length similar to 35 mu m) were produced via anodization, and sensitized with N719 dye for photovoltaic characterization. Pt counter electrodes of two types were used: a conventional FTO/glass substrate for a device of rigid type and an ITO/PEN substrate for a device of flexible type. These DSSC devices were fabricated into either a single-cell structure (active area 3.6 X 0.5 cm(2)) or a parallel module containing three single cells (total active area 5.4 cm(2)). The flexible devices exhibit remarkable performance with efficiencies eta = 5.40 % (single cell) and 4.77 % (parallel module) of power conversion, which outperformed their rigid counterparts with eta = 4.87 % (single cell) and 4.50 % (parallel model) under standard one-sun irradiation. The flexible device had a greater efficiency of conversion of incident photons to current and a broader spectral range than the rigid device; a thinner electrolyte layer for the flexible device than for the rigid device is a key factor to improve the light-harvesting ability for the TNT-DSSC device with rear illumination. Measurements of electrochemical impedance spectra show excellent catalytic activity and superior diffusion characteristics for the flexible device. This technique thus provides a new option to construct flexible photovoltaic devices with large-scale, light-weight, and cost-effective advantages for imminent applications in consumer electronics.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am402687j
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/23000
ISSN: 1944-8244
DOI: 10.1021/am402687j
期刊: ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES
Volume: 5
Issue: 20
起始頁: 10098
結束頁: 10104
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