Nanotech 2010

High-Performance dye-sensitized solar cells with various nanostructured materials as counter electrode

J. Ouyang
National University of Singapore, SG

Keywords: dye-sensitized, nanostructured materials, nanotubes, counter electrode

Abstract:

Traditionally, Pt prepared by hydrolysis was used as the counter electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells. But the hydrolysis requires a high-temperature process, so that it is not suitable for flexible substrates like plastics. In addition, noble Pt remarkably increases the cost of dye-sensitized solar cells. Here, we report three types of nanostuctured materials as the counter electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells, including nanostrutured Pt by polyol reduction of Pt precursors, nanocomposites and nanotube films.
 
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