Quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells using ZnO photoelectrodes fabricated by a liquid process

Morio Hosokawa, Shinobu Fujihara

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Abstract

Nanostructured ZnO films for use in dye-sensitized solar cells were fabricated by utilizing a chemical bath deposition process and a newly developed liquid-liquid process. Layered zinc hydroxides were first deposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO)-coated substrates and then heated at 450 °C in air to obtain ZnO. Cells were constructed by employing a quasi-solid-state polymer gel electrolyte. The performance of the cells with the ZnO films from the different deposition processes was compared and discussed in terms of the microstructure. Light-to-electricity conversion efficiency reached 2% in all the cells under full sunlight. The cells were kept for 500 h at room temperature, revealing that they maintained 90% of their initial performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
Pages161-164
Number of pages4
Volume485
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event30th Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2010 Oct 292010 Oct 30

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume485
ISSN (Print)10139826

Other

Other30th Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/10/2910/10/30

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Fluorine
Liquids
Tin oxides
Electrolytes
Conversion efficiency
Polymers
Zinc
Gels
Electricity
Microstructure
Substrates
Air
Temperature
Dye-sensitized solar cells
zinc hydroxide
stannic oxide

Keywords

  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • Long-term durability
  • Polymer gel electrolyte
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Hosokawa, M., & Fujihara, S. (2011). Quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells using ZnO photoelectrodes fabricated by a liquid process. In Key Engineering Materials (Vol. 485, pp. 161-164). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 485). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.485.161

Quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells using ZnO photoelectrodes fabricated by a liquid process. / Hosokawa, Morio; Fujihara, Shinobu.

Key Engineering Materials. Vol. 485 2011. p. 161-164 (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 485).

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

Hosokawa, M & Fujihara, S 2011, Quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells using ZnO photoelectrodes fabricated by a liquid process. in Key Engineering Materials. vol. 485, Key Engineering Materials, vol. 485, pp. 161-164, 30th Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 10/10/29. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.485.161
Hosokawa, Morio ; Fujihara, Shinobu. / Quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells using ZnO photoelectrodes fabricated by a liquid process. Key Engineering Materials. Vol. 485 2011. pp. 161-164 (Key Engineering Materials).
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