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Title: Conducting polymers based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Abstract

Conducting polymer films were synthesized and employed as an alternative to expensive platinum counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) thin films were spin-coated and polypyrrole films were electrochemically deposited via cyclic voltammetry method on ITO substrates. The morphology of the films were imaged by SEM and AFM. These films show good catalytic activity towards triiodide reduction as compared to Pt/FTO electrodes. Finally the photovoltaic performance of DSSC fabricated using N3 dye were compared with PT/FTO, PEDOT/ITO, and e-PPy counter electrodes.

Authors:
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  1. Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai - 400085 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22269223
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1591; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 58. DAE solid state physics symposium 2013, Patiala, Punjab (India), 17-21 Dec 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY; DEPOSITS; DYES; ELECTRODES; IODINE COMPOUNDS; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; PLATINUM; POLYMERS; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SOLAR CELLS; SPIN; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; VOLTAMETRY

Citation Formats

Veerender, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Saxena, Vibha, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Gusain, Abhay, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Jha, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Koiry, S. P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Chauhan, A. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Aswal, D. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, and Gupta, S. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com. Conducting polymers based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4872848.
Veerender, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Saxena, Vibha, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Gusain, Abhay, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Jha, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Koiry, S. P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Chauhan, A. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Aswal, D. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, & Gupta, S. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com. Conducting polymers based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4872848.
Veerender, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Saxena, Vibha, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Gusain, Abhay, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Jha, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Koiry, S. P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Chauhan, A. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, Aswal, D. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, and Gupta, S. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com. 2014. "Conducting polymers based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4872848.
@article{osti_22269223,
title = {Conducting polymers based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells},
author = {Veerender, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com and Saxena, Vibha, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com and Gusain, Abhay, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com and Jha, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com and Koiry, S. P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com and Chauhan, A. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com and Aswal, D. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com and Gupta, S. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com},
abstractNote = {Conducting polymer films were synthesized and employed as an alternative to expensive platinum counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) thin films were spin-coated and polypyrrole films were electrochemically deposited via cyclic voltammetry method on ITO substrates. The morphology of the films were imaged by SEM and AFM. These films show good catalytic activity towards triiodide reduction as compared to Pt/FTO electrodes. Finally the photovoltaic performance of DSSC fabricated using N3 dye were compared with PT/FTO, PEDOT/ITO, and e-PPy counter electrodes.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4872848},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1591,
place = {United States},
year = 2014,
month = 4
}
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