Standardization of Photoelectrode Area of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Fakharuddin, Azhar and M. M., Yusoff and Rajan, Jose and Archana, Panikar Sathyaseelan and Zulkeflee, Kalidin (2013) Standardization of Photoelectrode Area of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. RSC Advances, 3 (8). pp. 2683-2689. ISSN 2046-2069. (Published)

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This study is aimed to provide new insights on the scalability of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). The DSCs of electrode area up to [similar]2 cm2 were fabricated using commercially available P25 TiO2 particles, N3 dye, and iodide/triiodide electrolyte. The photovoltaic conversion efficiency follows a iexponential decay, the main contributor to which is the short circuit current density (JSC). Interesting features were observed in the electrochemical impedance spectra and charge transport parameters in the devices as the photoelectrode areas were increased. Results show that electrons from an area above a threshold are not collected due to varied choice of diffusion pathways. Furthermore, this study identifies that the area of the photoelectrode for reporting the efficiency needs to be fixed at [similar]0.5 cm2 for 25 nm TiO2 particles because below this value it strongly varies. On the other hand, the study provides opportunities to build high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells using the current choice of materials.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mashitah Mohd Yusoff
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2013 08:09
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 06:56
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