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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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 publicationElectroceramics in Japan XVI
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 262012 Oct 27

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Other32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan



  • 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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