Copper nanowires on recycled conducting glass for DSSC electrodes

C. C. Chen, F. C. Chang, C. Y. Liao, Hong-Paul Wang

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Abstract

A simple method for recovery of conducting glass from thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) wastes for low-cost dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) electrodes has been investigated. The indium tin oxide (ITO), TFT array, and color filter glasses separated with two parallel aluminum plates moved in opposite directions in the ethanol solution were recovered. Since the recovered color filter contains a much less indium than the others, recovery of indium from the color filter wastes may not be economically attractive. To enhance conductivity of the recovered color filter glass for DSSC electrodes, Cu@C core-shell nanoparticles (prepared by carbonization of Cu 2+-β- cyclodextrin at 573 K) were used to construct Cu nanowires on the recovered glass by spin coating. The carbon-shell of Cu@C was removed by steam reforming at 573 K. The cinversion efficiency of the DSSC utilizing Cu nanowires on electrodes can be increased by at least 12%. Notably, the total material cost of a DSSC can be reduced substantially by utilization of the recovered glass for DSSC electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012
Pages412-415
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 20
EventNanotechnology 2012: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Jun 182012 Jun 21

Publication series

NameTechnical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012

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OtherNanotechnology 2012: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period12-06-1812-06-21

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Nanowires
Copper
Glass
Electrodes
Indium
Color
Recovery
Steam reforming
Cyclodextrins
Carbonization
Spin coating
Thin film transistors
Tin oxides
Aluminum
Liquid crystal displays
Costs
Ethanol
Carbon
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Nanoparticles

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Chen, C. C., Chang, F. C., Liao, C. Y., & Wang, H-P. (2012). Copper nanowires on recycled conducting glass for DSSC electrodes. In Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012 (pp. 412-415). (Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012).
Chen, C. C. ; Chang, F. C. ; Liao, C. Y. ; Wang, Hong-Paul. / Copper nanowires on recycled conducting glass for DSSC electrodes. Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012. 2012. pp. 412-415 (Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012).
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Chen, CC, Chang, FC, Liao, CY & Wang, H-P 2012, Copper nanowires on recycled conducting glass for DSSC electrodes. in Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012. Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012, pp. 412-415, Nanotechnology 2012: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012, Santa Clara, CA, United States, 12-06-18.

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Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012. 2012. p. 412-415 (Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012).

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