Dye-sensitized solar cells with optimal gel electrolyte using the Taguchi design method

Jenn Kai Tsai, Wen-Dung Hsu, Tian Chiuan Wu, Jia Song Zhou, Ji Lin Li, Jian Hao Liao, Teen Hang Meen

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摘要

The Taguchi method was adopted to determine the optimal gel electrolyte used in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Since electrolyte is a very important factor in fabrication of high performance and long-term stability DSSCs, to find the optimal composition of gel electrolyte is desired. In this paper, the common ingredients used in the liquid electrolyte were chosen. The ingredients then mixed with cheap ionic liquids and poly(vinylidenefluoride-co- hexafluoropropylene) (PVDF-HFP) were added to form colloidal electrolyte (gel). The optimal composition of each materials in the gel electrolyte determined by Taguchi method consists of 0.03 M I2, 0.15 M KI, 0.6 M LiI, 0.5 M 4-tertbutylpyridine (TBP), and 10% PVDF-HFP dissolved in the acetonitrile and 3-methoxypropionitrile (MPN) solution with volume ratio of 2: 1. The short circuit current density of 14.11 mA/cm2, the conversion efficiency (η) of 5.52%, and the lifetime of over 110 days were observed for the dye-sensitized solar cell assembled with optimal gel electrolyte. The lifetime increases 10 times when compared with the conventional dye-sensitized solar cell assembled with liquid electrolyte.

原文English
文章編號617126
期刊International Journal of Photoenergy
2013
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2013 十二月 16

指紋

Electrolytes
Gels
solar cells
dyes
electrolytes
gels
Taguchi methods
ingredients
liquids
Ionic Liquids
life (durability)
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Liquids
short circuit currents
Acetonitrile
Chemical analysis
Ionic liquids
Short circuit currents
Conversion efficiency
acetonitrile

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)

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Tsai, Jenn Kai ; Hsu, Wen-Dung ; Wu, Tian Chiuan ; Zhou, Jia Song ; Li, Ji Lin ; Liao, Jian Hao ; Meen, Teen Hang. / Dye-sensitized solar cells with optimal gel electrolyte using the Taguchi design method. 於: International Journal of Photoenergy. 2013 ; 卷 2013.
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