Low-temperature fabrication of dye-sensitized ZnO electrodes via zinc hydroxide acetate by utilizing liquid phase

Shintaro Ueno, Hirokazu Utsunomiya, Shinobu Fujihara

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Abstract

For fabrication of plastic dye-sensitized solar cells, we propose a dissolution and precipitation method to form nanostructured ZnO films on plastic substrates. Layered hydroxide zinc acetate (LHZA) films on plastic substrates were immersed in acetonitrile at 60 °C. They were converted into ZnO films through the dissolution of LHZA and the precipitation of ZnO in acetonitrile. The resultant films contained a large amount of zinc acetate compound impurities, which were attempted to be removed from the ZnO films by dissolving in water. We achieved the energy conversion efficiency of 2.3% for the N719/ZnO electrode on an ITO-PEN substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
Pages202-205
Number of pages4
Volume582
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 262012 Oct 27

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume582
ISSN (Print)10139826

Other

Other32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period12/10/2612/10/27

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Zinc Acetate
Acetates
Zinc
Coloring Agents
Dyes
Fabrication
Electrodes
Liquids
Plastics
Acetonitrile
Dissolution
Substrates
Temperature
Energy conversion
Conversion efficiency
zinc hydroxide
Impurities
Water
acetonitrile

Keywords

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Low-temperature synthesis
  • Wet process
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Ueno, S., Utsunomiya, H., & Fujihara, S. (2014). Low-temperature fabrication of dye-sensitized ZnO electrodes via zinc hydroxide acetate by utilizing liquid phase. In Key Engineering Materials (Vol. 582, pp. 202-205). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 582). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.582.202

Low-temperature fabrication of dye-sensitized ZnO electrodes via zinc hydroxide acetate by utilizing liquid phase. / Ueno, Shintaro; Utsunomiya, Hirokazu; Fujihara, Shinobu.

Key Engineering Materials. Vol. 582 2014. p. 202-205 (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 582).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ueno, S, Utsunomiya, H & Fujihara, S 2014, Low-temperature fabrication of dye-sensitized ZnO electrodes via zinc hydroxide acetate by utilizing liquid phase. in Key Engineering Materials. vol. 582, Key Engineering Materials, vol. 582, pp. 202-205, 32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 12/10/26. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.582.202
Ueno, Shintaro ; Utsunomiya, Hirokazu ; Fujihara, Shinobu. / Low-temperature fabrication of dye-sensitized ZnO electrodes via zinc hydroxide acetate by utilizing liquid phase. Key Engineering Materials. Vol. 582 2014. pp. 202-205 (Key Engineering Materials).
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