High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with Three-Dimensional Photoanode
Ozin, Geoffrey A.
KAUST Grant NumberKUS-C1-015-21
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AbstractHerein, we present a straightforward bottom-up synthesis of a high electron mobility and highly light scattering macroporous photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cells. The dense three-dimensional Al/ZnO, SnO2, or TiO 2 host integrates a conformal passivation thin film to reduce recombination and a large surface-area mesoporous anatase guest for high dye loading. This novel photoanode is designed to improve the charge extraction resulting in higher fill factor and photovoltage for DSCs. An increase in photovoltage of up to 110 mV over state-of-the-art DSC is demonstrated. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
CitationTétreault N, Arsenault É, Heiniger L-P, Soheilnia N, Brillet J, et al. (2011) High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with Three-Dimensional Photoanode. Nano Lett 11: 4579–4584. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl201792r.
SponsorsN.T. wishes to thank Dr. Morgan Stefik for the XRD of SnO<INF>2</INF>. Research at EPFL was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award No KUS-C1-015-21). J.B. received financial support from a Marie Curie Research Training Network, Hydrogen Project (MRTN-CT-2006-032474). L.-P. H. received financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant 200020_125163). This work was partially supported by the European project MULTI-PLAT (NMP4-SL-2009-228943). For research at University of Toronto, G.A.O. is deeply indebted to the Government of Canada for a Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry enabling this research at University of Toronto. In addition, he thanks the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and the NSERC Solar Network for strong and sustained financial support of this work. EA thanks NSERC for a graduate scholarship.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
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