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Title: Fabrication and Characterization of Front-Illuminated Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Anodic Titanium Oxide Nanotubes

Abstract

We have fabricated front-side illuminated dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) with a thin film of vertically oriented TiO2 nanotubes used as the negative electrode. The TiO2 nanotube film was formed by anodizing a metallic titanium thin film that was deposited on a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer with an intermediate, protective TiO2 layer.We characterized the structural and electronic properties of the formed TiO2 nanotube films. Titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) treatment was applied on the TiO2 nanotube film to improve the performance of the DSSCs. We have investigated effects of TiCl4 treatment on the solar cell parameters of the DSSCs: short-circuit current density (ISC), open-circuit voltage (Voc), ideal factor (n), series resistance (Rs) and shunt resistance (Rsh). The parameters have been derived by analyzing measured I-V characteristic of the DSSCs on the basis of the method we have previously proposed. We demonstrate that the performance of the DSSCs is improved by TiCl4 treatment. We discuss the effects of TiCl4 treatment on the performance on the basis of the derived cell parameters.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1476636
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 164; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Publisher:
The Electrochemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kojima, Ryota, Kimura, Yasuo, Ma, Teng, Ishibashi, Ken-ichi, Tadaki, Daisuke, Rosenberg, Richard A., Hirano-Iwata, Ayumi, and Niwano, Michio. Fabrication and Characterization of Front-Illuminated Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Anodic Titanium Oxide Nanotubes. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1149/2.1031702jes.
Kojima, Ryota, Kimura, Yasuo, Ma, Teng, Ishibashi, Ken-ichi, Tadaki, Daisuke, Rosenberg, Richard A., Hirano-Iwata, Ayumi, & Niwano, Michio. Fabrication and Characterization of Front-Illuminated Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Anodic Titanium Oxide Nanotubes. United States. doi:10.1149/2.1031702jes.
Kojima, Ryota, Kimura, Yasuo, Ma, Teng, Ishibashi, Ken-ichi, Tadaki, Daisuke, Rosenberg, Richard A., Hirano-Iwata, Ayumi, and Niwano, Michio. Thu . "Fabrication and Characterization of Front-Illuminated Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Anodic Titanium Oxide Nanotubes". United States. doi:10.1149/2.1031702jes.
@article{osti_1476636,
title = {Fabrication and Characterization of Front-Illuminated Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Anodic Titanium Oxide Nanotubes},
author = {Kojima, Ryota and Kimura, Yasuo and Ma, Teng and Ishibashi, Ken-ichi and Tadaki, Daisuke and Rosenberg, Richard A. and Hirano-Iwata, Ayumi and Niwano, Michio},
abstractNote = {We have fabricated front-side illuminated dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) with a thin film of vertically oriented TiO2 nanotubes used as the negative electrode. The TiO2 nanotube film was formed by anodizing a metallic titanium thin film that was deposited on a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer with an intermediate, protective TiO2 layer.We characterized the structural and electronic properties of the formed TiO2 nanotube films. Titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) treatment was applied on the TiO2 nanotube film to improve the performance of the DSSCs. We have investigated effects of TiCl4 treatment on the solar cell parameters of the DSSCs: short-circuit current density (ISC), open-circuit voltage (Voc), ideal factor (n), series resistance (Rs) and shunt resistance (Rsh). The parameters have been derived by analyzing measured I-V characteristic of the DSSCs on the basis of the method we have previously proposed. We demonstrate that the performance of the DSSCs is improved by TiCl4 treatment. We discuss the effects of TiCl4 treatment on the performance on the basis of the derived cell parameters.},
doi = {10.1149/2.1031702jes},
journal = {Journal of the Electrochemical Society},
issn = {0013-4651},
number = 2,
volume = 164,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}

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