Effect of increased surface area of stainless steel substrates on the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells

In order to increase the electrical contact area between TiO(2) particles and stainless steel (StSt) substrates of the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), StSt foil was roughened electrochemically using sulfuric acid with some additives. Compared with the DSSC with nontreated StSt substrate, DSSC with this roughened StSt substrate showed a 33% increase in light-to-electricity conversion efficiency with negligible effect on open circuit voltage (Voc) and fill factor. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy clearly confirmed that the increased performance was due to a decreased electrical resistance at the TiO(2)/StSt interface. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.
Publisher
AMER INST PHYSICS
Issue Date
2008-09
Language
ENG
Keywords

FABRICATION; FILMS; PHOTOELECTRODES

Citation

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, v.93, no.13

ISSN
0003-6951
DOI
10.1063/1.2996017
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/9430
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MS-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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