Infiltration of Spiro-MeOTAD hole transporting material into nanotubular TiO2 electrode for solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells
2014 (English)In: Materials Science & Engineering: B. Solid-state Materials for Advanced Technology, ISSN 0921-5107, Vol. 187, 67-74 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
TiO2 nanotubes grown by anodic oxidation of Ti thin film deposited on conducting transparent fluoride-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate were used as a unique geometrically organized template to study the infiltration of Spiro-MeOTAD hole transporting material (HTM) inside straight pores. The TiO2 nanotube (TNT) array electrode was compared with a mesoporous one in terms of loading with an organic dye of high extinction coefficient. It was shown that it is possible to build a working solid state dye sensitized solar cell device with such a combination of materials and its performance was compared with a device in which the solid state HTM was replaced by a liquid state electrolyte.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 187, 67-74 p.
Tubular and mesoporous TiO2, Dye synthesized solar cells, Spiro-MeOTAD infiltration, PIA
Physical Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Electronics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231101DOI: 10.1016/j.mseb.2014.04.009ISI: 000339536900011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-231101DiVA: diva2:744188