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Journal of Photonics for Energy

Enhanced performance of dye-sensitized solar cells by omnidirectional antireflective coatings
Author(s): Turkan Gamze Ulusoy; Bihter Daglar; Adem Yildirim; Amir Ghobadi; Mehmet Bayindir; Ali Kemal Okyay
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Paper Abstract

Organically modified silica (ORMOSIL)-coated dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) with improved energy conversion efficiency are demonstrated. ORMOSIL-coated DSSC surfaces exhibit omnidirectional low reflectivity over a broad range of wavelengths (400–800 nm). The short-circuit current density (JSC) is enhanced up to 23% at normal incidence (θ=0  deg) as a result of ORMOSIL coating. In addition, JSC enhancement is even higher at larger angles of incidence; 84% enhancement was observed at θ=30  deg. Moreover, ORMOSIL coating is superhydrophobic with a contact angle of 155 deg.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 2015
PDF: 9 pages
J. Photon. Energy 5(1) 053090 doi: 10.1117/1.JPE.5.053090
Published in: Journal of Photonics for Energy Volume 5, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Turkan Gamze Ulusoy, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
Bihter Daglar, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
Adem Yildirim, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
Amir Ghobadi, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
Mehmet Bayindir, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
Ali Kemal Okyay, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)

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