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Integration of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell with metal oxide charge storage material into photoelectrochemical capacitor
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Physical Chemistry.
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Power Sources, ISSN 0378-7753, Vol. 234, 91-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A solid-state photo-rechargeable capacitor (photocapacitor) is obtained here by coupling a dye-sensitized solar cell and a ruthenium oxide based electrochemical capacitor. This integrated system permits direct storage of energy generated by sunlight within a single optoelectronic micro-electrochemical device. It utilizes three planar electrodes arranged sequentially to include a polymer hole conductor (poly-(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl)), between the titanium oxide photoanode modified with dye (E)-3-(5-(4-(Bis(20,40-dibutoxybiphenyl-4-yl)amino)phenyl)thiophen-2-yl)-2-cyanoacrylic acid (D35) and the intermediate silver electrode as well as two hydrous ruthenium oxide layers (separated by protonically conducting Nafion (TM) membrane) between the intermediate (silver) and the external (counter) electrode. Upon integration of the capacitor and dye-sensitized solar cell into a single photocapacitor hybrid device, the following parameters were obtained under simulated 100 mW cm(-2) solar illumination: specific capacitance, 407 F g(-1) (3.26 F cm(-2)); energy and power densities, 0.17 mWh cm(-2) and 0.34 mW cm(-2) and coulombic efficiency, 88%. These data together with results of experiments performed at different light intensities (10-100 mW cm(-2)) are consistent with very good performance of the optoelectronic device under various light conditions.

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2013. Vol. 234, 91-99 p.
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Photocapacitor, Dye-sensitized solar cell, Poly-(3-hexylthiophene-2, 5-diyl), Supercapacitor, Ruthenium oxide, Optoelectronics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-199691DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.01.101ISI: 000317151200011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-199691DiVA: diva2:621393
Available from: 2013-05-14 Created: 2013-05-13 Last updated: 2013-05-14Bibliographically approved

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