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Replacing TCO electrodes in dye sensitized solar cells by metal grids
Author(s): Ulrich Hilleringmann; André Kleine
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Paper Abstract

High efficient dye sensitized solar cells typically apply expensive materials. To reduce the costs natural dyes, carbon nanotubes and an additional contact layer were introduced. UV-irradiation substitutes typical sintering processes for the TiO2 nanoparticle film. Replacing the ITO coated glass electrodes by a metal grid structure reduces the integration costs further more. Best results were achieved using a grid structure with openings in the dimension of the diffusion length of the charge carriers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9257, Sensors, MEMS and Electro-Optical Systems, 925702 (23 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063218
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Ulrich Hilleringmann, Univ. Paderborn (Germany)
André Kleine, Univ. Paderborn (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9257:
Sensors, MEMS and Electro-Optical Systems
Monuko du Plessis, Editor(s)

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