Electrophoretic deposition of TiO2 coatings for use in all-plastic flexible dye-sensitized solar cells

Li Chieh Chen, Chun Ren Ke, Min Hsiung Hon, Jyh-Ming Ting

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Abstract

For the use in all-plastic flexible dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), various TiO2 photoanodes having different structures were prepared using commercial P25 and ST41 powders. The photoanodes were deposited using an electrophoretic deposition (EPD) technique, followed by a mechanical compression. The deposition kinetics of the EPD photoanode formation was first studied. Based on the deposition kinetics, various photoanode structures consisting of P25, ST41, or a mixture of P25 and ST41 powders were made and characterized. The photoanodes were then evaluated for use in all-plastic flexible DSSCs. The effect of the photoanode structure on the cell performance, including electron transport property, was investigated and discussed. Optimized photoanode structure is reported as a result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume284
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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