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Title: Hot-compress: A new postdeposition treatment for ZnO-based flexible dye-sensitized solar cells

Abstract

Highlights: • A new postdeposition treatment named hot-compress is introduced. • Hot-compression gives homogeneous compact layer ZnO photoanode. • I-V and EIS analysis data confirms the efficacy of this method. • Charge transport resistance was reduced by the application of hot-compression. - Abstract: This article introduces a new postdeposition treatment named hot-compress for flexible zinc oxide–base dye-sensitized solar cells. This postdeposition treatment includes the application of compression pressure at an elevated temperature. The optimum compression pressure of 130 Ma at an optimum compression temperature of 70 °C heating gives better photovoltaic performance compared to the conventional cells. The aptness of this method was confirmed by investigating scanning electron microscopy image, X-ray diffraction, current-voltage and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analysis of the prepared cells. Proper heating during compression lowers the charge transport resistance, longer the electron lifetime of the device. As a result, the overall power conversion efficiency of the device was improved about 45% compared to the conventional room temperature compressed cell.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Frontier Material, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8555 (Japan)
  2. (Bangladesh)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22581592
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 80; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CHARGE TRANSPORT; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPRESSION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; IMPEDANCE; LAYERS; LIFETIME; PHOTOANODES; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SOLAR CELLS; SPECTROSCOPY; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZINC OXIDES

Citation Formats

Haque Choudhury, Mohammad Shamimul, E-mail: shamimul129@gmail.com, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International Islamic University Chittagong, b154/a, College Road, Chittagong 4203, Kishi, Naoki, and Soga, Tetsuo. Hot-compress: A new postdeposition treatment for ZnO-based flexible dye-sensitized solar cells. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2016.03.037.
Haque Choudhury, Mohammad Shamimul, E-mail: shamimul129@gmail.com, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International Islamic University Chittagong, b154/a, College Road, Chittagong 4203, Kishi, Naoki, & Soga, Tetsuo. Hot-compress: A new postdeposition treatment for ZnO-based flexible dye-sensitized solar cells. United States. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2016.03.037.
Haque Choudhury, Mohammad Shamimul, E-mail: shamimul129@gmail.com, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International Islamic University Chittagong, b154/a, College Road, Chittagong 4203, Kishi, Naoki, and Soga, Tetsuo. Mon . "Hot-compress: A new postdeposition treatment for ZnO-based flexible dye-sensitized solar cells". United States. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2016.03.037.
@article{osti_22581592,
title = {Hot-compress: A new postdeposition treatment for ZnO-based flexible dye-sensitized solar cells},
author = {Haque Choudhury, Mohammad Shamimul, E-mail: shamimul129@gmail.com and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International Islamic University Chittagong, b154/a, College Road, Chittagong 4203 and Kishi, Naoki and Soga, Tetsuo},
abstractNote = {Highlights: • A new postdeposition treatment named hot-compress is introduced. • Hot-compression gives homogeneous compact layer ZnO photoanode. • I-V and EIS analysis data confirms the efficacy of this method. • Charge transport resistance was reduced by the application of hot-compression. - Abstract: This article introduces a new postdeposition treatment named hot-compress for flexible zinc oxide–base dye-sensitized solar cells. This postdeposition treatment includes the application of compression pressure at an elevated temperature. The optimum compression pressure of 130 Ma at an optimum compression temperature of 70 °C heating gives better photovoltaic performance compared to the conventional cells. The aptness of this method was confirmed by investigating scanning electron microscopy image, X-ray diffraction, current-voltage and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analysis of the prepared cells. Proper heating during compression lowers the charge transport resistance, longer the electron lifetime of the device. As a result, the overall power conversion efficiency of the device was improved about 45% compared to the conventional room temperature compressed cell.},
doi = {10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2016.03.037},
journal = {Materials Research Bulletin},
number = ,
volume = 80,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}