By Topic

Implication of device functioning due to back reaction of electrons via the conducting glass substrate in dye sensitized solar cells

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link: 

Enhanced efficiency of dye sensitized solar cells requires minimization of all electron losses in the device. In addition to the loss via the nanoparticles of TiO2, the loss via the surface of the conducting glass substrate (TCO) needs to be contained. This additional electron recombination pathway at the TCO becomes increasingly pronounced at low light intensities. Hence, the determination of the lifetime of electrons within the nanoparticles of TiO2 requires a resistive layer at the surface of the TCO. Lowering the electron loss at the TCO/electrolyte interface increases the shunt resistance, thereby increasing the fill factor by over 10%.

Published in:

Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:87 ,  Issue: 26 )