Photovoltaic Materials, Devices, and Technologies

High open-circuit voltage dye-sensitized solar cells based on a nanocomposite photoelectrode

[+] Author Affiliations
Jimmy Yao, Chih-Min Lin, Stuart (Shizhuo) Yin

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Electrical Engineering, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States

Paul Ruffin, Christina Brantley, Eugene Edwards

US Army Aviation & Missile Research Development & Engineering Center, 5400 Fowler Road, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama 35898, United States

J. Photon. Energy. 5(1), 053088 (Aug 05, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JPE.5.053088
History: Received March 13, 2015; Accepted June 26, 2015
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Abstract.  A high open-circuit voltage dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), based on a ZnO/TiO2 nanocomposite (NC) photoelectrode, was presented. This NC photoelectrode was composed of density-controlled ZnO-TiO2 core-shell nanorod arrays and dispersed TiO2 nanoparticles. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy results confirmed that a reduced recombination loss was achieved by applying the proposed composite nanostructure. Thus, a higher open-circuit voltage of up to 0.93 V was achieved.

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Jimmy Yao ; Chih-Min Lin ; Stuart (Shizhuo) Yin ; Paul Ruffin ; Christina Brantley, et al.
"High open-circuit voltage dye-sensitized solar cells based on a nanocomposite photoelectrode", J. Photon. Energy. 5(1), 053088 (Aug 05, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.5.053088


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