Fabrication of screen-printing pastes from TiO2 powders for dye-sensitised solar cells

Seigo Ito, Peter Chen, Pascal Comte, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Paul Liska, Péter Péchy, Michael Grätzel

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Abstract

A preparation technique of TiO2 screen-printing pastes from commercially-available powders has been disclosed in order to fabricate the nanocrystalline layers without cracking and peeling-off over 17 μm thickness for the photoactive electrodes of the dye-sensitised solar cells. A conversion efficiency of 8.7% was obtained by using a single-layer of a semi-transparent-TiO2 film. A conversion efficiency of 9.2% was obtained by using double-layers composed of transparent and light-scattering TiO2 films for a photon-trapping system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-612
Number of pages10
JournalProgress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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