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Spray painted nano structured TiO2 electrodes for solid-state dye sensitized photocells

Senadeera, G. K. R. (2004) Spray painted nano structured TiO2 electrodes for solid-state dye sensitized photocells. Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 5 . pp. 13-19. ISSN 1391-5880

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Abstract

Novel spray-pyrolysis (SPY), nano-structured TiO2 electrodes were prepared in the aim of developing cost-effective alternative route to the photoelectrodes for solid-state dye sensitized solar cells (SSDSC). Physical properties and photoresponses of these SPY electrodes were compared with the TiO2 electrodes prepared by the typical "doctor blade" (DB) technique. Enhanced necking of the TiO2 crystallites with higher porosity and larger surface area were observed in the SPY electrodes than in DB electrodes. Two sets of RuL(SCN)2 (L = 4,4'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipyridyl) dye sensitized solid-state solar cells were constructed. One with DB and the other with SPY electrodes comprising CuI as hole transporting material. Preliminary studies showed that the photocells comprised with SPY electrodes have three fold higher overall efficiencies than that of the cells made up of DB electrodes under the same conditions. Improved necking between the TiO2 crystallites might be the reasons for this enhancement.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:7169
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:28 Oct 2009 05:21
Last Modified:28 Oct 2009 05:21

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