Laminating solution-processed silver nanowire mesh electrodes onto solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells
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AbstractSolution processed silver nanowire meshes (Ag NWs) were laminated on top of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells (ss-DSCs) as a reflective counter electrode. Ag NWs were deposited in <1 min and were less reflective compared to evaporated Ag controls; however, AgNW ss-DSC devices consistently had higher fill factors (0.6 versus 0.69), resulting in comparable power conversion efficiencies (2.7%) compared to thermally evaporated Ag control (2.8%). Laminated Ag NW electrodes enable higher throughput manufacturing and near unity material usage, resulting in a cheaper alternative to thermally evaporated electrodes. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
CitationHardin BE, Gaynor W, Ding I-K, Rim S-B, Peumans P, et al. (2011) Laminating solution-processed silver nanowire mesh electrodes onto solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. Organic Electronics 12: 875–879. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2011.03.006.
SponsorsM. McGehee and P. Peumans acknowledge support from the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics through a Grant from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.